South Brooklyn Racial Justice and Abolition Reading Group

Start: Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: Friday, July 31, 2020 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

The South Brooklyn Branch is hosting a three part study group on racism and abolition in the United States. This is open to anyone who wants to discuss these topics in light of the Black uprising against police brutality and systemic racism. The history of slavery, Jim Crow, and the 'war on drugs' has shaped this country as much as slave rebellions, the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and BLM. The history and dynamics are alive and well. Time to discuss and draw inspiration from the Black struggle, then and now, alongside the ongoing protests.

Friday, July 3rd, 6pm
Week 1: Abolition

Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
Interview with Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Part 1):

Friday, July 17th, 6pm
Week 2: The Roots of US Racism

Slavery, Race and Ideology in the United States
The Legacy of Black Reconstruction
Black Reconstruction in America
Slavery and the Origins of Racism

Friday, July 31st, 6pm
Week 3: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

From #BLM to Black Liberation by Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, Chapters 2 and 3
-Chapter 2: From Civil Rights to Colorblind
-Chapter 3: Black Faces in High Places
The Combahee River Collective Statement:
From Civil Rights to Black Power -
From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter -

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