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BOOK TALK: Becoming Abolitionists with Derecka Purnell & Nyle Fort

September 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

Join The People’s Forum for an in-person book talk with Derecka Purnell on her newest book, Becoming Abolitionists. Drawing from her experiences as a lawyer, writer, and organizer initially skeptical about police abolition, Purnell charts her journey to her realization that the police were a placebo. She will be joined in conversation by Dr. Nyle Fort, organizer and postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University.



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Becoming Abolitionists

Author: Derecka Purnell

A NONAME BOOK CLUB PICK Named a Kirkus Reviews “Best Book of 2021”  “Becoming Abolitionists is ultimately about the importance of asking questions and our ability to create answers. And in the…

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