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Presidential Session: Prison Abolition, Mass Incarceration and Black Feminism: What's the Connection?: 20th Anniversary of Critical Resistance

Sat, Nov 18, 9:30 to 10:45am, Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 6

Session Submission Type: Roundtable

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Black feminists have been in the forefront the fight against mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex for decades, many operating within an abolitionist framework. How does their feminist politics inform abolition and how has this been evident in the work of groups like Critical Resistance, founded in 1997 and INCITE: Women of Color Against Violence, founded three years later. Moreover, what are the ruptures and continuities in today’s Movement for Black Lives’ call for “a world without police.”?

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