Brooklyn Book Festival Panel: Dreaming of Abolition
October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Widespread outrage over recent instances of police violence has revealed that we may be in an unprecedented political moment: one in which people from all walks of life are re-evaluating the police, punishment, and prisons as solutions for harm. Join Mariame Kaba (No More Police: A Case for Abolition, co-authored with Andrea J. Ritchie), Derecka Purnell (Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom), and Marlon Peterson (Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song) as they discuss their unique paths to abolition, their responses to the questions it has raised, and their visions of a future for safe, well-resourced, and thriving communities. Moderated by Hafizah Augustus Geter (The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin).