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Critical Resistance 25th Anniversary Event: SAVE the DATE!

May 5

This year marks the 25th anniversary since Critical Resistance’s inaugural conference “Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex” in 1998, where thousands of people came together to challenge what we now call the “prison industrial complex” or PIC.

Looking back at the past 25 years of struggle, what gains have been made against the PIC? How has the PIC shifted? Still carrying forward as the “hammer” to shatter the PIC, what will the next two decades require given our current landscape of converging crises between late stage capitalism, climate catastrophe, and the strengthening of the far-right?


Join CR May 5, 2023 in-person in the Bay Area at SF State University McKenna Theatre or online via livestream for our 25th anniversary event.

Through a conversation between Angela Davis, Andrea Ritchie and others, moderated by CR’s Kamau Walton, we will take stock of the gains we have made building a movement to abolish the PIC over the past 25 years, assess our current conditions of struggle, and envision the next two decades of PIC abolitionist organizing.


Stay tuned for more details on additional speakers, other information on programming, logistics, COVID safety, and live-streaming options, as well as a RSVP form to purchase or reserve tickets — all coming soon! 



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McKenna Theatre
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, 94132 United States
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