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Abolitionism

14:00pm Sat 08 Apr
melbourne

About this session

Section of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 called for the police and prison system to be abolished. Many of these calls drew on a broader theory of prison abolition advocated by figures like Angela Davis. Since then 'abolitionism' has come to stand in for broader calls for total social transformation with people like Ruth Wilson Gilmore publishing widely on the topic. This session will consider these theories and assess them from a revolutionary socialist perspective.

Recommended Reading

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, prisons and tortureby Angela Davis
Abolition Geographies: Essays in Liberationby Ruth Wilson Gilmorein Verso
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