Abolitionist Futures: Building Social Justice Not Criminal Justice
Friday, 15 June 2018 17:00 - Monday, 18 June 2018 17:00
Birbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
Conference website: https://icopa2018.com/
Direct registration link: https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=184&reset=1
In summer 2018, London (UK) will host an international gathering of those working for social justice in place of criminal justice. Over four days there will be opportunities to organise and participate in activities and workshops that seek to build and strengthen local and international movements for social justice and penal abolition. The conference is hosted by: The Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative, The Open University; the Department of Criminology, Birkbeck University of London; and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
The conference programme will focus on strategies and solutions for addressing the harms of policing, prisons, immigration detention and punishment addressing the broader systems of oppression that maintain the prison industrial complex.
There will be four conference streams;
QUESTIONING: This stream will provide introductory workshops for those who are new to abolitionist ideas.
RESISTING: This stream will reflect on every day forms of individual and collective resistance to the prison industrial complex.
DISMANTLING: This stream will discuss and debate concrete strategies and tactics for dismantling criminal justice and undoing social norms that feed systems of captivity and punishment.
BUILDING: This stream will explore social justice alternatives to prisons, police, detention and criminal justice institutions.
Friday 15 June: Evening Public Event (6-9pm)
Roundtable discussion with Beth Richie & Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Please note that registration for this free and public event is separate.
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June: Workshops, Presentations & Strategy Sessions, including
+ Films, artwork, poetry and performances
+ Saturday evening social event
+ Sunday evening film screening
Monday 18 June: Academic paper sessions
Organisations Running Workshops
With contributors from:
Australia, Basque, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Eastern Europe, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, United States, Venezuela