Pop-Up Discussion: A World Without Prisons

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Pop-Up Discussion: A World Without Prisons

Reimagining Justice in a Post-Carceral State


Have you heard of prison abolition, but want to learn more? Curious about the origins of this concept, how it fits within broader discussions to achieve racial justice, and local efforts to turn these discussions into reality?


The Blum Center will be hosting a virtual Pop-Up Discussion centered on prison abolition on Nov 18th at 5PM, in preparation for a lecture by abolitionist scholar Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore hosted by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center


Our discussion will explore the exploitative nature of our current prison systems, the modern day prison abolition movement, and ways to shift our collective understanding of justice and punishment. The talk will feature local leaders, including the co-founder and youth mentors from Freedom 4 Youth--a local social justice organization that empowers youth in the juvenile justice system--and Charmaine Chua, a scholar and activist who will share police abolition efforts and abolitionist alternatives for campus. See the flyer below for more detail.

Wednesday, November 18th from 5-6:30PM
Please RSVP with Joanne Nowak at joanne.nowak@ucsb.edu