CBK Night School Session 2: Prisons, Mass Incarceration, Abolition

Start: Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

Unnamed

Join the Central Brooklyn DSA political education committee on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 pm for the second in a three-part discussion series on police, prisons, and riots. In our second session, we will continue the discussions started in session one and examine the US prison empire, perhaps the largest and most heinous in world history. We will also discuss abolitionist campaigns like No New Jails and the ongoing Free Them All campaign, and the way socialists can promote a vision beyond the liberal call for “prison reform.” Opening remarks by NYC-DSA abolitionist organizers will be followed by group discussion in small and large groups.

ZOOM LINK HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89381925393


READINGS:
Angela Davis, Intro to “Are Prisons Obsolete?”
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WlldQsF3OpV1MzCZWS9HpNtT0MfOG-Ig/view

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Prisons and Capitalism: An Interview With Ruth Wilson Gilmore” Verso blog
https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3954-prisons-and-class-warfare-an-interview-with-ruth-wilson-gilmore

John Clegg and Adaner Usmani, “The Economic Origins of Mass Incarceration,” Catalyst
https://catalyst-journal.com/vol3/no3/the-economic-origins-of-mass-incarceration

FURTHER READING/LISTENING:
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes the case for Abolition,” The Intercepted (podcast)
https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/ruth-wilson-gilmore-makes-the-case-for-abolition/

Rachel Kushner, "Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind," The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/magazine/prison-abolition-ruth-wilson-gilmore.html

John Washington, “What is Prison Abolition?” The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/what-is-prison-abolition/

Visit bit.ly/cbkdsanightschool for past and future sessions!

Sponsored by