Upcoming events

No Prison: panel discussion

Mon 18 June 2018, 18.00-20.00, University of Westminster, Regent Street, London

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the No Prison social movement in Europe and is specifically focused on chapters from the forthcoming book NO Prison (Published by EG Press in the summer of 2018).

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Organise Against Prison Expansion!

Tues 19 June 2018, 10.00-14.00, Freedom Bookshop, Whitechapel High St, London

Come and meet people from Community Action on Prison Expansion (CAPE) and get active in fighting prison expansion in England.

Find your role and learn what you can do to resist the expansion of the prison system. All welcome!

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Visioning A World without Prisons: Imagining a Women’s Building at Holloway

Tues 19 June 2018, 19:30 – 21:00, New Unity, Newington Green, London

Prisons are often overlooked: we seldom hold them in mind, and take for granted that we’ve always needed them. But what if this isn’t true? Using the history of Holloway prison, closed since 2016, we’ll imagine a world without prisons.

Bringing Feminist Abolitionist principles to bare, we’ll consider how through a Women’s Building we might better organise our care for each other – including how we tackle issues like gender-based violence – without continuing to rely on our broken criminal justice system.

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Racism, Gender Violence and the Build up of a Prison Nation: The Case for Feminist Abolition Politics

Wed 20 June 2018, 18.00-20.30, Birkbeck, University of London

The Department of Criminology at Birkbeck is pleased to welcome Dr Beth Richie to give our annual criminology public lecture.

Dr Richie’s presentation will focus on the ways that gender violence, systemic racism and criminalization interact to create particular vulnerability for Black women and other marginalized groups. Using the conceptual frameworks of Carceral Feminism and Prison Nation, Richie will bring a Black feminist analysis to the convergence of these issues. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the role that abolition could assume as a social justice strategy to reduce harm.

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Sisters Learn Sisters Learn! with Sisters Uncut

Thurs 28 June 2018, 18.45-21.00, Tindlemanor, 52-54 Featherstone St, London, EC1Y 8RT

Join us at our monthly meeting dedicated to political education. Sisters Uncut is a direct action group fighting against domestic, sexual and state violence and the government cuts that destroy support services for survivors.

Sisters new and old are invited to learn together about political ideas, movements and histories affecting our lives and our fight against violence and austerity. This session will focus on feminist, queer and anti-racist approaches to prison abolition. In part inspired by the Abolitionist Futures reading group, however, this session does not require any prior reading; together we will explore ways to relate these approaches to our organising as Sisters Uncut.

New sisters are always welcome, you don’t need to be an expert to be valuable…COME DOWN & GET INVOLVED!

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Introduction to the Incarcerated Workers’ Organising Committee London

Sunday 1 July 2018, 14.00-17.00, New Cut Housing Co-operative, 106 The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 8LN.

The Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee supports prisoners to organise & fight back against prison slavery and the injustices of the prison system. IWOC is fighting against prison expansion and the increased exploitation of prison, as well as against IPP sentences (Imprisonment for Public Protection, an indeterminate sentence) and other forms of injustice in the prison system.

Come along to the very first meeting of the London branch of the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) to find out what IWOC does and how you can get involved. Everyone welcome.

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