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Closing Cages, Building Power: CRLA’s Launch Event for The Abolitionist Newspaper & CA Prison Closure Campaign

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) in Korea Town on Saturday, December 10 for our chapter’s re-launch community event, supporting the latest release of The Abolitionist Newspaper (#38) on labor struggles & prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition, and connecting Los Angeles communities to the statewide campaign for prison closure.


Closing Cages, Building Power:

CA Prison Closure & The Abolitionist Newspaper!

What: Launch Event for Issue 38 of The Abolitionist newspaper (featuring articles on labor struggles & abolition) and building LA-power for the CA Prison Closure Campaign. Featuring speakers & a community art build making posters and banners for a January statewide mobilization in Sacramento!

Who: CRLA & Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

Where: La Casa Roja, in Korea Town

When: Saturday, December 10, 12pm-3pm

Come learn about how prison closure is an urgent priority for Los Angeles communities, and support radical political education and organizing resources for imprisoned people!

At the event, you’ll hear from a few speakers about the CA prison closure campaign, how communities across Los Angeles are impacted, as well as what’s inside the latest issue of The Abolitionist, and how the newspaper can be used as a concrete organizing tool across prison walls.

Speakers include organizers from CRLA and CURB on the CA prison closure campaign, along with two contributors of The AbolitionistChanelle Gallant who’s interview on decriminalizing sex work appears in the latest issue #38, along with Stop LAPD Spying who wrote an article on their work in a previous issue, #35 on defund policing, released the summer of 2021.

In addition to speakers and discussion, we’ll do some art-making and campaign activities to learn about CA’s prison boom, and make posters and banners for a statewide mobilization to Sacramento January 12, 2023 to bring our demands for prison closure to the state capitol.


Accessibility, COVID-Safety + About the Venue (La Casa Roja):

  • The event venue is indoor, with an outdoor space for activities.
  • Unfortunately, the indoor space is up 4-5 steep steps to take in order to access the event, which may make wheelchair accessibility challenging.
  • All ages welcome!
  • To practice COVID safety, we requiring everyone to wear face masks (We will have extras available, as well as hand sanitizer to anyone to use)
  • Light snacks will be provided


Please RSVP here before attending in person so that we can make sure to accommodate everyone’s needs and plan accordingly.


For more information on the fight for prison closure and why building LA-based people power is so essential, read more here.


If you have any questions, please email the chapter at crla@criticalresistance.org.


Come through & spread the word!


December 10
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Casa Roja
1251 S St Andrews Place
Los Angeles, 90019 United States
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