What does prison abolition mean? (ft. Dominique Morgan)

“There’s something very scary about a system that can harm you and then trick you into believing that you deserve the harm.”
Anita’s internet went out this morning, so Jae Lin (Games Hotline Coordinator) filled in for this interview with Dominique Morgan, Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States. As we continue our work in the streets, online, within our communities to challenge systemic racism against Black folks and police brutality, we’ve been hearing a lot about defund the police and abolish prisons. So we’re really happy to hear from Dominique to better understand what abolition really looks like and how we can build adaptive, supportive, and wellness-centered communities.

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Links and resources mentioned:
Black and Pink: https://www.blackandpink.org
Mariame Kaba: http://mariamekaba.com/
The Transgender District: https://www.transgenderdistrictsf.com/
We Care Tennessee: https://www.wecaretn.org/

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