Fall 2016 Colloquium: Beyond “Criminal Justice Reform”: Conversations on Police & Prison Abolition


Beyond “Criminal Justice Reform”: Conversations on Police and Prison Abolition
Friday, October 14, 2016
NYU Law, Lipton Hall

This colloquium featured a series of intersectional talks given by four community organizers, a movement lawyer, a poet, and a scholar who shared their work and reflections on abolition and building viable alternatives to policing and incarceration. Recordings of the talks, as well as the dialogue and Q&A that followed, are posted below in the order they were presented.

Dr. Joshua Bennett, Poet at The Strivers Row:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeaI-WEJlLI]

Darian Agostini, Youth Organizer at Make the Road New York:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZDL4HSl-hc]

 Marbre Stahly-Butts, Deputy Director of Racial Justice at Center for Popular Democracy:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt-lqw6ON2k]

Abraham Paulos, Executive Director of Families for Freedom:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVxhQFr06l4]

Mariame Kaba, Founder and Director of Project NIA:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxH9JQCkHLY]

Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at The University of Toledo:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHfwE-_zMx0]

Umi Selah, Co-Founder, Mission Director, and Organizer at Dream Defenders:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tx-Un0ETx0]

Q & A:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ7k04eI8H4]

This event was co-sponsored by:
Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA)
Coalition on Law & Representation (CoLR)
Disability Allied Law Students Association (DALSA)
Fair Defense Project (FDP)
Immigrant Rights Project (IRP)
Mental Health Law & Justice Association (MHLJA)
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
Prisoners’ Rights and Education Project (PREP)
Public Interest Law Center (PILC)
Public Interest Law Students Association (PILSA)
Suspension Representation Project (SRP)


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