Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

In an effort to spread awareness about the prison abolition movement and become more effective advocates for our incarcerated siblings, we believe that we must first educate ourselves. “Are Prisons Obsolete?” by Angela Y. Davis is a compelling and informative introduction to prison abolition!

ABOUT THE BOOK: “With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable… In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for “decarceration”, and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.”

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The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate  Violence Within Activist Communities

We read part of the introduction and the first chapter of “The Revolution Starts at Home” at our July 8 book club meeting! We also created a few discussion questions to think about while reading and wanted to share them with you! Please note that these attachments are for educational purposes only and not for profit — We definitely recommend buying this book from AK Press because it is truly a life changing read!

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Capitalism + Dope Equals Genocide

This pamphlet, by Michael Cetewayo Tabor, is a must-read for anyone thinking about doing work with queer and trans people! Many of us have dealt with drug addiction and other self-destructive behaviors within our LGBTQ+ communities, as well as in our own lives. Furthermore, not many rehabilitation programs are queer-focused, centered around Black and brown people, anti-capitalist, or any combination of these—and this absolutely needs to change!

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