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Ruth Wilson Gilmore: Making Abolition Geographies: Stories from California

November 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link

This talk explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing across a range of social justice struggles. Gilmore will highlight examples relating to environmental justice, public sector labor unions, farm workers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence. The vivid California stories she will present reveal how abolition is a practical program for urgent change grounded in the needs, talents, and dreams of vulnerable people. & .

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Co-founder of many grassroots organizations including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network, Gilmore is author of the prize-winning : , , , . Recent publications include “Beyond Bratton” ( , Camp and Heatherton, eds., Verso); “Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence” ( , Lubin and Johnson, eds., Verso); a foreword to Bobby M. Wilson’s Birmingham classic ’ (U Georgia Press); and a foreword to . , , (HLT Quan, ed., Pluto). Forthcoming projects include : (Haymarket); and (co-edited with Paul Gilroy) : (Duke).

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ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided. To view ASL interpretation, please attend the webinar on a desktop computer.


November 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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