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NNEDV: Abolition Feminism: The Heart and Soul of Transformative Justice

Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:00 pm4:30 pm

With so much talk about racism, police brutality, criminal justice reform, and re-imagining safety and accountability, let's take a closer look at "abolition feminism" as the underpinning of transformative justice (TJ). This 90 minute conversation with abolition and TJ movers and shakers will explore the trajectory of our anti-violence work and recommend essential shifts for its future. Participants are strongly encouraged to read "The Combahee River Collective Statement (1977)" and the "Incite-Critical Resistance statement on "Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex" (2001). Links to these two statements will be sent in a confirmation email after registering.

Beth Richie will be the key presenter with Nan Stoops facilitating. Other presenters who are TJ practitioners are TBD.

Beth Richie is Head of the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice and Professor of African American Studies at The University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of "Compelled to Crime: The Gendered Entrapment of Battered Black Women" (1996) and "Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation" (2012).

Nan Stoops is the Resonance Network Field Liaison and Strategic Advisor for the WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.