Prison Abolition Syllabus

On September 9, 2016, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, prisoners from at least twenty-one states began striking against what they called “modern-day slavery.” The strike stands as one of the largest in U.S. history (figures are difficult to verify and the California prison hunger strike in 2013 involved at least 30,000 people) and several prisoners have lost their lives in this struggle. Prison strikers’ language is […]

“Coins, Cops, and Communities” Toolkit

This toolkit contains activities and supplemental materials for exploring the costs of policing in Chicago and what community safety can look like beyond the police.  It was developed by youth interns during a summer service learning project in June-August of 2016.   Activities Include: Imagine an Ideal Community: This mind-mapping activity allows participants to start thinking […]

A Community Compilation on Police Abolition

Created for the opening of the Gone But Not Forgotten Quilt exhibit on October 17, 2016, this zine was created by Monica Trinidad and Sarah-Ji of For The People Artists Collective and Rachel Wallis, the artist and curator of GBNF Quilt Project. Their hope is that in the face of continued state violence that the […]