Join us tomorrow, Tuesday April 23rd at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST for a public discussion at the intersection of the movement for prison abolition and new economies co-hosted by partners, Freedom to Thrive and Reinvest in our Power. Register here and full information:
"As our people demand divestment from policing and prisons, we also call for a re-investment in life and community wellness. How are directly impacted folks taking our labor out of the prison industrial complex and other extractive industries, ALL WHILE creating mechanisms to reclaim and self-govern wealth that was stolen from us? Where are we seeing the seeds of liberated zones – economic and geographic – sprouting up?
We’ll hear from two formations that are building up worker-owned cooperatives and community-controlled loan funds, creating economic power and wielding it as political power to change the capitalist rules that are set up against Life. As we dismantle the profiteering inherent in criminalization, let’s learn from those who have created alternative economy building blocks that move us towards true safety and healing.
This webinar conversation will feature movement leaders:
Najari Smith, Rich City Rides & Cooperation Richmond
Nia Evans, Boston Ujima Project
Doria Robinson, Urban Tilth
This series is brought to you by: Freedom Cities, Freedom to Thrive, Movement Generation, New Economy Coalition, Climate Justice Alliance, Black Alliance for Just Immigration & Reinvest in Our Power, Ella Baker Center, Million Hoodies, PolicyLink, and the Center for Community Change."
Make sure you register HERE!