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The Hub is excited to announce the COVID19 Policing Project, a new digital organizing resource in the expanding landscape of policing and criminalization under a global pandemic in the United States.

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes the Case for Abolition

The Intercept

The movement to defund the police in the United States is gaining unprecedented momentum as protests continue across the globe. This week on Intercepted: Chenjerai Kumanyika is joined by the iconic geographer and abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Gilmore is one of the world’s preeminent scholars on prisons and the machinery of carceral punishment and policing. In this discussion, she offers a sweeping and detailed analysis of the relentless expansion and funding of police and prisons, and how locking people in cages has become central to the American project. Gilmore offers a comprehensive road map for understanding how we have arrived at the present political moment of brutality and rebellion, and she lays out the need for prison abolition and defunding police forces.

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Join the Abolitionist Movement (with Mariame Kaba)

Rebel Steps

Abolition has been a huge topic in the wake of the uprising sparked by the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Calls to defund or abolish the police are now experiencing a surge of interest, in the form of street art, protest signs, op eds, and more. In this episode, I’ll be exploring things to consider as you take your first steps toward joining the abolitionist movement, especially in this tumultuous moment of a pandemic and global uprising, in a conversation with Mariame Kaba.

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#FreedomNow Action Toolkit

BlackOUT Collective

A toolkit that provides steps to design a powerful action around demilitarizing the police and police accountability in your community.

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Actions During the Time of Social Distancing

BlackOUT Collective

A 2-page action sheet detailing ways to engage in protest and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We Came to Learn: A Call to Action for Police-Free Schools

Advancement Project (National)

A 2018 report that details the current state of school-policing for Black and Latino students and advocates for the removal of school police.

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What the US Would Look Like Without Police, as Imagined in 3 Scenarios

CNN

To crystallize the concept of defunding the police, CNN posed three scenarios to experts and activists in the movement and asked how they’d be handled in an America without police. The participants are Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; Philip McHarris, a doctoral candidate in sociology and African American Studies at Yale University and lead research and policy associate at the Community Resource Hub for Safety and Accountability; and Alex Vitale, a professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and author of “The End of Policing”

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