CR’s Abolitionist Educators Workgroups are made up of Critical Resistance members working in different educational contexts and seeking to advance prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition in and through educational institutions. These workgroups collaborate with K-12, higher-ed and community educators and organizers to develop tools, frameworks, and other forms of political education resources.
Tools & Resources
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1. Use CR materials in your research, curricula and programming
- Scroll down on this page for resources created by the Abolitionist Educators Workgroups
- Browse our RESOURCES section for hundreds of other sources.
- Utilize short videos from the Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex Video Project in your classes, peer-to-peer education, presentations and other efforts.
2. Subscribe to The Abolitionist newspaper for your class, department or library.
3. Invite CR members to speak in your class or to host a workshop on campus.
Presentations and workshops include but are not limited to:
- Alternatives to Policing or The Abolition of Policing
- Intro to the Prison Industrial Complex and Intro to Abolition
- Healthcare and the Prison Industrial Complex: Abolitionist Strategies for Resistance
- Stop the injunctions!: What is a gang injunction and how Oakland fought back
- Our Communities, Our Solutions: Community Accountability Models and Strategies
- Know Your Rights & How to Interact with Cops and more!
4. Donate resources: cash, contacts, in-kind all accepted.
- Money donations can be made online or by sending a check to Critical Resistance’s National Office
- Do you sometimes receive a speaking honoraria? Consider dedicating some or all of it to Critical Resistance.
- Share your contacts, introduce people to CR and recommend that fellow teachers and students subscribe to CR’s newsletters.
- Offer your venue, your meeting space, your school for events and organizing.