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Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex Workshop – Toronto

Date: Saturday, October 30th from 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: The Raging Spoon (761 Queen St. W.)

What is prison industrial complex abolition? Why should we fight for it, and how?

Participants will learn about prison industrial complex abolition as both a strategy and a vision for a world without imprisonment, policing, surveillance, or capitalism, where we have the tools we need to collectively deal with harm.  Abolition is about dismantling a system that tells us caging, controlling and criminalizing people will keep us safe, and building a world where we have access to the resources we need to create truly healthy communities—mental and medical healthcare, affordable housing, meaningful education and work, healthy food, and collective self-determination.

The workshop will cover abolitionist strategies to shrink the prison industrial complex and build alternative ways of responding to harm.

Co-facilitated by Stacie Szmonko (Critical Resistance) and Syrus Marcus Ware (Prisoners’ Justice Action Committee)

Film Screening: Red Lips [Cages for Black Girls] by Kyisha Williams

We have ASL interpretation for this event.


Sponsored by Maggie’s, CounterFIT, Rittenhouse and the Toronto Drug Users Union

To ensure that we have sufficient space, please RSVP to Joan at:   joanr73@sympatico.ca


One thought on “Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex Workshop – Toronto

  1. I just came across this today and am so upset that I am (way) too late. Do you think you will host another event like this? Is there some sort of group or organization that meets regularly to discuss and/or take action re. prison abolition? Please let me know, thank you 🙂

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