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We Do This ‘Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba | Book Club #10
November 25 @ 19:30 - 21:30Free
In our next session, following on from the brilliant ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’ by Angela Davis, we will continue to delve into the topic of abolition. This time we will pick up something published just earlier this year, Mariame Kaba’s ‘We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice’.
Mariame Kaba describes herself as ‘an organizer, educator, and curator’ whose work ‘focuses on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice, and supporting youth leadership development (from www.mariamekaba.com)
In ‘We Do This ‘Til We Free Us’ Kaba builds on the idea that if we want to, and work for it collectively, we can change the world, even in the face of a system which often seems so permanent like the prison industrial complex.
We will meet on the 25th November at 19:30 and will be hosting online through zoom.
Despite being online we’d really appreciate still being able to see each other so ask that everyone turns their cameras on for at least the first 10 minutes.
Get the book
You can buy the e-book directly from the publisher, Haymarket Books, and the lovely Het Fort van Sjakoo in Amsterdam has some paperback copies available and are also open to ordering more on request. If you don’t have the resources to purchase the book but still want to read it and join the meeting please contact us at feministbookclubamsterdam[@]gmail.com
About a week before the event we will post a ‘registration form’. Please fill this form in as we use the email addresses you give us there to send you the zoom link and help us to know how many people to expect.
Also, if you have any questions / comments on the text that you’d like to discuss during the session there’s space for you to let us know that on the form too.
The publisher has linked to a very in-depth reading and discussion guide written by Rachael Zafer which you can find by following the Haymarket Books link mentioned above.