Resources

Organizations to follow:

Critical Resistance @criticalresistance

Initiate Justice @initiateustice

Justice LA @justicelanow

Californians United for a Responsible Budget @curbprisons

California Coalition for Women Prisoners @c_c_w_p

Community Coalition @cocosouthla

Dignity and Power Now @dignityandpowernow

Reform LA Jails @reformlajails

Black Lives Matter @blklivesmatter

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Chapter @blmlosangeles

Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org

Movement for Black Lives @mvmnt4blklives

The MOVE Organization @themoveorganization

The Nap Ministry @thenapministry

Asians for Mental Health @asiansformentalhealth

People to follow:

Patrisse Cullors @osopepatrisse

Marc Lamont Hill @marclamonthill

Brittany Packnett @mspackyetti

Tiffany Loftin @tiffanydloftin

Tamika Mallory @tamikadmallory

 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Mariame Kaba

Angela Davis 

How to Engage:

Start within yourself, your relationships, your work, and your social spaces.

 

Stay aware and as engaged as possible with what is going on on a county, city, state, national, and international level.

Donate and take action with the organizations listed above.

 

Donate and volunteer with JAILBEDDROP.

Articles and Conversations:

Abolition And Reparations: Histories of Resistance, Transformative Justice, And Accountability by Patrisse Cullors - Article
 

Justice in America Podcast: Mariame Kaba and Prison Abolition - Podcast

Intercepted. - Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes The Case For Abolition - Podcast

Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police by Mariame Kaba - Article

America, This Is Your Chance by Michelle Alexander  - Article

 

Abolition Journal Study Guide

 

 

Books:

 

The End to Policing by Alex Vitale

 

Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis 

 

Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, Second Edition by Ruth Wilson Gilmore

 

When they Call you a Terrorist by Patrisse Cullors 

 

Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan 

 

“Freedom is a Constant Struggle: from Ferguson to Palestine” by Angela Davis