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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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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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HEARD Police Violence & Discrimination Against Deaf People

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (HEARD)

This list is by no means comprehensive. It was compiled by the volunteers at HEARD over a span of several years and last updated in June 2020. HEARD has been working tirelessly to bring an end police brutality against deaf/disabled people. HEARD created this English & Spanish Log of Police Violence Against Deaf People, and we are looking to collect more stories of police brutality against deaf/disabled people. If you want to add your or another person story to this list, please email us at hearddc@gmail.com.

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Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence

Teaching Tolerance

A collection of resources to help spur much-needed discussion around implicit bias, systemic racism, and police violence that can also be used to students to enact changes that will create a more just society.

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We Want Freedom: End the War Against Black Philadelphians NOW!

Black Philly Radical Collective

During this time of rebellion against police terrorism and state violence, the Black Philly Radical Collective (a group of 12 organizations including Black Lives Matter Philly and Philly for Real Justice) has listed immediately actionable demands for the City of Philadelphia.

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Fact Sheet: State Violence & Gender Violence

Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) DC

The experiences of women of color and transgender people of color are frequently excluded from advocacy against police brutality, which focuses primarily on the experiences and needs of black men, and advocacy against gender-based violence, which focuses primarily on the experiences and needs of white women. In using a holistic definition of street harassment that incorporates factors like real or perceived racial, ethnic, and/or religious identity, Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) aims to elevate the voices and needs of women of color and transgender people of color in its work to address street harassment. By centering the most marginalized identities in our community, we are making public spaces safe for everyone.

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Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex

Critical Resistance

In this period of astonishing energy and public discussion about the state of policing, detention, imprisonment, sentencing, and surveillance, CR is excited to release this new video series, Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex, as part of our Profiles in Abolition initiative. The videos explore the current state of the prison industrial complex (PIC) and how people are fighting back to resist and abolish it. As always, we feature abolition as a strategy to dismantle systems of harm and punishment in favor of systems that increase health, stability, and self-determination.

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M4BL National Call: In Defense of Black Life

Movement for Black Lives

The killing of Black people at the hands of the police is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic that is taking Black lives at an alarming rate. Our communities continue to be disinvested in and our people continue to be vulnerable to every harm in our society. This is why we call to defund police departments across the country and demand an investment of those resources into the needs of our communities.

We know what is happening in Minneapolis is a product of what has happened to Black people for decades. We are paying attention and we are ready to rise.

Join us for M4BL’s National Call to Action Call, hear from Organizers in Minneapolis and across the country. We will share our demands and ways for folks to take action!

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