Oct 21

On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State

at Event Oval, The Diana Center
  • Add to Calendar 2019-10-21 18:30:00 2019-10-21 18:30:00 On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State Simon Balto and Emily Thuma, in conversation with BCRW Researcher-in- Residence Mariame Kaba, will discuss histories of resistance to prisons and policing. Thuma will consider how grassroots women activists in and outside of prisons forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration in the 1970s, while Balto will discuss Black Communists’ rejections of police enforcement of Depression-era austerity politics, and the Black Power-era fight for community control of the police, among other related issues. Together these scholars and activists will share how these histories offer roadmaps and lessons for contemporary struggles. Image: Freedom Archives Event Oval, The Diana Center Barnard barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com UTC public

Simon Balto and Emily Thuma, in conversation with BCRW Researcher-in- Residence Mariame Kaba, will discuss histories of resistance to prisons and policing. Thuma will consider how grassroots women activists in and outside of prisons forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration in the 1970s, while Balto will discuss Black Communists’ rejections of police enforcement of Depression-era austerity politics, and the Black Power-era fight for community control of the police, among other related issues. Together these scholars and activists will share how these histories offer roadmaps and lessons for contemporary struggles. Image: Freedom Archives