Abolitionist Reading & Discussion Group

In the lead-up to the conference we are hosting a monthly reading group to discuss some key and current abolitionist texts. We hope these discussions will help inform collective strategy and movement-building as we approach the conference.

This group will meet in London, but readings will be made available online so you can follow along individually, or host your own group wherever you are based.

These are drop-in sessions and you are welcome to attend as many or as few as you like.

Registration is not required, but it would be helpful to let us know if you are planning to attend, so we have a sense of numbers for planning purposes. Please also let us know if you have any accessibility requirements. Email: s.lamble@bbk.ac.uk


Introduction to Penal Abolition: A social movement, a practice, a way of life
6-8pm Tuesday 13 February 2018
Venue:  Birkbeck, University of London
Room 631, Main Birkbeck Building, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury
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What’s wrong with reform? What are non-reformist reforms?
6-8pm Tuesday 27 March 2018
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Feminist, queer, antiracist approaches to abolition
6-8pm Tuesday 17 April 2018
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Transformative justice & abolition
6-8pm Tuesday 15 May 2018
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

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