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Brooklyn Law School Outdoor Stage

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States



Dreaming of Abolition

Widespread outrage over recent instances of police violence has revealed that we may be in an unprecedented political moment: one in which people from all walks of life are re-evaluating the police, punishment, and prisons as solutions for harm. Join Mariame Kaba (No More Police: A Case for Abolition, co-authored with Andrea J. Ritchie), Derecka Purnell (Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom), and Marlon Peterson (Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song) as they discuss their unique paths to abolition, their responses to the questions it has raised, and their visions of a future for safe, well-resourced, and thriving communities. Moderated by Hafizah Augustus Geter (The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin).

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