“The only way that we are going to get people to have a decent, equitable future is to completely re-envision this entire rubric that is suffocating and killing our people,” says lawyer Noelle Hanrahan.
How to kick our national addiction to prisons.
“Imagining the impossible is what people have been doing in the struggle for liberation,” says academic and activist Ruthie Wilson Gilmore in a conversation about her latest book.
Attorney Sia Henry shares a wrenching personal experience highlighting the challenges of operating in world where prison abolition is not yet a reality.
“The people who are killing us can’t also be the people who are keeping us safe.”
Patrisse Cullors’ new book offers guidance for personal, as well as systemic, change. Breaking the cycle of harm starts with us.
The podcast, produced by the Detroit Justice Center, highlights how organizers are engaged in the hard work of abolishing police and prisons, and offers a counter-narrative to mainstream media reports.
Just as slavery couldn’t be reformed and had to be ended, policing can’t be reformed and has to be abolished, say leaders of modern-day abolitionist movements.
Nearly 160 years after Frederick Douglass first delivered his iconic address “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” his questions and challenges are as relevant as ever.
It’s not easy, but it is possible.
What a revolt’s archives tell us about who owns history.