National Event April 13, 2021: Abolition is Essential — Organizing against the PIC in the Face of COVID-19
On March 30, 2020, Critical Resistance and a powerful cast of movement partners came together for “Organizing Against Toxic Imprisonment in the Face of Covid-19,” a webinar rapidly organized to bring us all together and prepare to fight the dual crises of a pandemic and people living in cages.
One year into the pandemic, we are eager to hear from our comrades and fellow movement-builders: What has this past year looked like? What have we accomplished? What did we try? What did we learn? What did we win? What do we have yet to do?
Please join us for a webinar to hear how organizing to dismantle the prison industrial complex (PIC) has developed through the pandemic.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
3-5pm PST / 6-8pm EST
This past year included uprisings against policing, surges in creative socially-distanced organizing, fiery grassroots electoral organizing, dogged commitment to community needs through mutual aid and state advocacy, and staggering loss. In this year’s webinar, we will learn from organizers across the country who are fighting against imprisonment, policing, surveillance, immigration criminalization; from each of their vantage points in the abolitionist struggle in order to reflect on the past year and uplift lessons from specific campaigns. Come learn about ways to strengthen your campaigns and how to support our communities inside and outside prisons during the pandemic.
Marlene Ramos, Critical Resistance
Hamid Khan, Stop LAPD Spying
Colby Lenz, CA Coalition for Women Prisoners
Mizue Aizeki, Immigrant Defense Project
Sheila Nezhad, Reclaim the Block
Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, National Freedom Movement