Chicago for Abolition featured 5 days of events, workshops and powerful discussion on abolition and organizing in Chicago. Critical Resistance was humbled and enthused to collaborate with a number of local organizations to make this effort possible (see complete list at the bottom). We will be adding videos and photos from each event on this page. Look out for a detailed review amplifying lessons, themes and questions, coming out in 2018!
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No Easy Victories: Fighting for Abolition
A Conversation with Angela Y. Davis and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, moderated by Beth Richie
Videos and Photographs
Youtube Playlist here.
Photos by Sarah-Ji (Love and Struggle Photos)
Chicago for Abolition partner organizations:
Assata's Daughters, Black on Both Sides, BYP100, Chicago Community Bond Fund, Chicago Freedom School, Education for Liberation, FIST - Formerly Incarcerated Students Together, Free Write Arts and Literacy, Love & Protect, Mijente, Nehemiah Trinity Rising, OCAD (Occupied Communities Against Deportation), People's Education Movement, Teachers for Social Justice, and Trinity United Church of Christ.
Thank you to the Chicago for Abolition sponsoring organizations!
Broadway Youth Center, Chicago National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Decarcerate Marion County/No New Jail Coalition, Familia Trans Queer Liberation, For the People Artists Collective, Illinois Deaths in Custody Project, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Jewish Voice for Peace, John Marshall Law School- National Lawyers Guild, Lifted Voices, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration (MUAVI), National Black Food & Justice Alliance, PASO- West Suburban Action Project, People's Response Team, Project NIA, The Next Movement, Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, and Village Leadership Academy.