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    Default Chicago for Abolition Kicks Off Tonight!

    Chicago for Abolition Kicks Off Tonight!

    Critical Resistance


    Evening event will be livestreamed

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    Support Abolition Across the Country!
    NOV. 8-12, 2017

    This weekend, we are joining with over 50 local organizations and groups in Chicago to build a stronger national abolitionist movement. This summit will be completely free to all attendees.

    Not in Chicago, but value abolition? Can you make a gift to support this summit and the work of Critical Resistance?

    Catch it on Livestream! 5pm PST/ 7pm CST/ 8pm EST. Visit our Facebook page for streaming info 30 minutes before event start time.

    Wednesday, November 8

    No Easy Victories: Fighting for Abolition

    A Conversation with Angela Y. Davis and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, moderated by Beth Richie **SOLD OUT**

    Pre-Event Youth Workshop 6-6:50pm: Assata's Daughters will be hosting a workshop before the "No Easy Victories: Fighting for Abolition" to introduce young people to the evening's themes and speakers.

    Poster design by Monica Trinidad

    Chicago for Abolition Summit Schedule: November 8-12
    See for full schedule!


    Thursday, November 9

    Abolition and Rethinking Education

    Description: Organizing to get police out of your school? Working on responses to harm in the classroom and staffroom that do not involve criminalization? Want a curriculum that creates possibilities to imagine and build a world without prisons and borders? Building to protect students and families from immigration enforcement (ICE)? Come to this panel discussion with K-12 educators, youth advocates and abolitionist organizers that will deepen learning between and across these constituencies and identify needed tools and resources.

    Location: First Defense Legal Aid, 601 S. California Ave, Chicago, IL 61612
    Date: Thursday Nov. 9
    Time: 6:30-8:30 PM


    Ayanna Banks Harris - Chicago Math Teacher and Dean of Instruction, Love & Protect Beatriz Beckford - MomsRisingCyriac Mathew - Uplift Community High SchoolMuhammad Sankari - Arab American Action NetworkModerator: Charity Tolliver, Black on Both Sides/BYP 100

    Friday, November 10

    Beyond One Chicago: Resisting the Divisions of the Prison Industrial Complex

    Description: An event on resisting criminalization, gang databases, and policing. We will feature the launch of a critical new report on the use of gang databases in Chicago. Community organizers will discuss past efforts to fight policing and criminalization. Together we will build abolitionist visions of expansive sanctuary in Chicago. Featuring BYP 100, CR, OCAD, and Mijente.
    Location: University of Illinois at Chicago
    Student Services Building (1200 W Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607) Conference Rooms B & C
    Date: Friday Nov. 10
    Time: Doors open at 6pm, Start at 6:30

    Saturday, November 11

    Fight to Win: Shrinking Prisons & Jails / Strengthening Communities

    Description: An event on organizing against imprisonment and strategies to strengthen our fight for a world without cages. We will explore and discuss successful campaigns around stopping jail construction, ending money bail, advocating for prison closure, and for supporting prisoner-led struggles. This event is hosted by Chicago Community Bond Fund, Critical Resistance, Free Write Arts & Literacy, Nehemiah Trinity Rising, The Next Movement.
    Location: Trinity United Church of Christ (400 95th St, Chicago, IL 60628)
    Date: Saturday Nov. 11
    Time: 12pm-2pm
    Facebook event here. Please share widely!
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    Chris, why do you think these events are important? In your opinion, why is this relevant here?
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