Atlanta for Abolition: Dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex

Screen Shot 2016-10-10 at 5.08.08 PMAtlanta for Abolition: Dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex

A project highlighting work to dismantle the violent systems of policing and imprisonment while fostering community based resilience. Featuring Degrees of Visibility, a photography installation and platform for abolitionist organizing, by Ashley Hunt.
All events at WonderRoot Community Arts Center
982 Memorial Dr. SE. Atlanta, GA 30316
This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing fragranced or scented products.
Join us at these exciting events!

October 29th – 1pm to 3pm
Social Change Screen Printing Workshop – WonderRoot and members from the Atlanta Printmakers Studio host a Social Change Screen Printing Workshop. Create you very own social justic poster while taking in our current exhibition: Degrees of Visibility. This is a family friendy event.

November 4th – 6 to 10pm
Join us for a FREE cultural event. Featuring DJ Vanessa Huang, Performances, Interactive Art Exhibit, and Speakers. Free food, drinks for donation.

November 5th – 10am to 3pm
Workshop: History and Future of Abolition in Atlanta
Come learn about the history of resistance to the prison industrial complex, share knowledge of movement building in the South, and discuss opportunities and campaigns to abolish systems on imprisonment and policing.
Lunch and coffee served
RSVP required, email CRnational@criticalresistance.org. Please let us know any organizational affiliation and accessibility needs you may have.

Events hosted by: Critical ResistanceProject SouthSolutions Not Punishment Coalition, and Southerners on New Ground, with WonderRoot


Degrees of Visibility, an installation of photograph and text-based works that document the visual politics of mass incarceration will provide a backdrop for cultural events and workshops centering on dismantling police and prisons. The installation is configured as a platform for organizing against the prison industrial complex and imagining its abolition, conceived in collaboration with Critical Resistance and multiple Atlanta-based organizations.

The exhibit is part of Profiles In Abolition, a national series of events intended to reinvigorate a critical understanding of prison industrial complex abolition and inspire us to take creative and practical steps toward a liberated future – free of policing, imprisonment, or surveillance. Atlanta-based and Southern regional organizations, Project South, Solutions Not Punishment Coalition, and Southerners on New Ground bring forward this event alongside national organization Critical Resistance, in order to highlight their work to dismantle the violent systems of policing and imprisonment while fostering community based resilience.

We will be hosting multiple cultural and educational events to deepen understanding of the prison industrial complex and the movement for abolition. Additional organizational partners and events to be announced.

Exhibit Open: October 21-November 10th (Monday-Saturday)
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
  • Coalicion de Lideres Latinos
  • Georgia Detention Watch
  • Georgia Not 1 More Coalition
  • Lawyers United for a New Atlanta
  • National Lawyers Guild Georgia Chapter
  • Women Watch Afrika, Inc.
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2,152 men with a median age of 38.4 years old, Attica Correctional Facility, Attica, New York