Join us on Dec 9, 2018 for our 20th Anniversary Event

Art and Design by @K8deciccio and @Cerealforthekids
2018 CR 20th Anniversary Host Committee:
Carlton Edwards, Charlene Khoo, danielle marilyn west, Ellen Barry, Jay Donahue, Jess Heaney, Marc Lamont Hill, Mariame Kaba, Mohamed Shehk, Rehana Lerandeau, Zakir Parpia, Zoe Willmott
Purchase your tickets here. Sponsor a community ticket. 
Whether you’re purchasing your tickets to attend or sponsoring a ticket for a community member, make sure to save your space to celebrate our history with us and build for our collective abolitionist future.
SPONSORSHIPS, all info here. Sponsoring this event:
  • helps subsidize tickets for formerly imprisoned people, youth, and low-income communities;
  • ensures the event participation is truly reflective of the movement we are building;
  • helps to advance strategic grassroots organizing and cultural work against jail expansion and the violence of policing in the Bay Area, in Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR, and New York, NY, and nationally;
  • demonstrates community support for creative movement-building and rigorous, Left analysis in these inspiring yet dire times.
Sign up to Sponsor here.


5:00 pm - Movement Dinner and Reception
6:30 pm - Doors Open
7:00 pm - Program 

Critical Resistance (CR) invites you to join us for "Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition," a community celebration highlighting 20 years of dismantling the prison industrial complex and building for the world we need. 

We are excited to host the incomparable author, educator and activist Angela Y. Davis in conversation with Black liberationist organizer Kamau Walton (Critical Resistance), anti-imperialist organizer and former political prisoner Linda Evans (All of Us or None), and firebrand Southern freedom fighter Mary Hooks (Southerners On New Ground).

Share the Facebook event widely here. 


Through advancing a critical understanding of prison industrial complex and abolition, CR has consistently inspired individuals, organizations and communities to take creative and practical steps to build this liberated future. We have achieved many victories from successfully stopping the construction of new jails in New York to Los Angeles to ending the use of racist gang injunctions in Oakland and stopping California's 20-year prison building boom. Our campaigns, vision and strategies have been shared and used blue-prints across the US and internationally.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the gains we have made together, to feed our minds and our spirits, and to prepare for the pitched battle of the next 20 years. Every donation, ticket or sponsorship will amplify the vision of liberated communities and the fierce, joyful will of our people to fight to win.


Can’t make the event but still want to support our work? Make a donation here. All proceeds will benefit Critical Resistance to ensure that our work is funded now and into a future free from cages, the violence of policing, the dangers of borders and social control. 


First Congregational Church is located at 2501 Harrison Ave, Oakland, CA 94612. The venue is disability accessible. 


Thank you to our incredible design team for donating their skills to this poster. Art by K8deciccio and design by Jules Retzlaff (IG @cerealforthekids or


If you need more information or would like to get involved please visit or contact Jess Heaney at // 510.444.0484