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Jun 6

Abolition 101 Webinar

June 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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This interactive webinar will discuss the politics of abolition, the prison system in the UK and active resistance to prison expansion.

This is a time when many people are feeling fresh rage towards the police for their ongoing harm towards and destruction of the lives of Black and marginalised communities. But white supremacy doesn’t stop at the police. In England and Wales, Black people make up only 2.2% of the population, but 15% of the prison population. Almost half the young people in young offenders institutes are Black or other minoritised groups, and Black Caribbean boys are 3 times more likely to be denied their education through school exclusion. In recognition of this and so much more, we invite you to join us for an introductory session on prison abolition and community accountability.

Abolition is an anti-racist, feminist, queer struggle for collective liberation. Join this interactive webinar Prison Abolition 101 to discuss the realities of the prison system in the UK and learn more about active resistance and support going on right now and related campaigns against new laws, new prisons, racism in education, mutual aid and more.

The UK criminal justice system isn’t broken – it’s working exactly the way it was set up to. Government inaction to Covid-19 has made dire conditions in prisons in England and Wales even worse than they were. Together we will imagine a safer world with resilient communities equipped with the tools to support each other and address violence without the use of surveillance, cops or cages.

Join Community Action on Prison Expansion (CAPE) and No More Exclusions on June 6th from 4-6pm (GMT) for an Abolition 101 webinar.

No experience, prior knowledge or involvement is required, as long as you bring rage against the criminal punishment system and a desire to learn. Please register on eventbrite and a zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the webinar.

Please get in touch with us at info@cape-campaign.org if you have any accessibility needs, and we can do our best to meet them. Please note that we understand if you choose to not show your video on Zoom and/or change your name to prioritise your personal safety.

Keep in touch on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/capecampaignuk/), Twitter: @CAPExpansion and Instagram: @no_more_prisons

This event is free, but accessing basic necessities in prison isn’t. Share widely and donate if you have the funds: https://ca.gofundme.com/f/covid19-prisoner-emergency-fund

Fire to the prisons,