Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 & 2021, many of our events & talks have been moved online. Benefits to these conditions include that this has allowed us to more easily archive our events and to make each event more accessible to abolitionists and supporters around the world.
These events mostly include panel discussions with countless resources for abolitionist strategies, campaigns and questions shared throughout each one. Virtual events in 2021 and 2020 are listed below in order of when they were held, from most recently at the top.
Abolition is Essential: Organizing Against the PIC in the Face of Pandemic
- April 2021-
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?
This conversation — Abolition is Essential– was held on April 13, 2021 and featured different abolitionist organizing working against the prison industrial complex from different fronts–from fighting criminalization of immigration to resisting imprisonment from inside and outside of prisons to defunding and ultimately abolishing policing and surveillance.
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
Moderated by Woods Ervin, Critical Resistance