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Brooklyn Book Festival Panel: Dreaming of Abolition

October 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Widespread outrage over recent instances of police violence has revealed that we may be in an unprecedented political moment: one in which people from all walks of life are re-evaluating the police, punishment, and prisons as solutions for harm. Join Mariame Kaba (No More Police: A Case for Abolition, co-authored with Andrea J. Ritchie), Derecka Purnell (Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom), and Marlon Peterson (Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song) as they discuss their unique paths to abolition, their responses to the questions it has raised, and their visions of a future for safe, well-resourced, and thriving communities. Moderated by Hafizah Augustus Geter (The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin).

October 2, 2022 at 5pm  

Brooklyn Law School Outdoor Stage
250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States


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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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