Lawyer, organiser and writer Derecka Purnell was initially skeptical about abolishing the police, until the things she saw and the people she spoke to changed her mind. Calling them when you are in crisis can feel like everything when the other option is nothing. In Becoming Abolitionists, Derecka details how multi-racial social movements rooted in rebellion, risk taking and revolutionary love pushed her and a generation of activists towards abolition. She speaks with acclaimed author and founding member of Sisters Inside, Melissa Lucashenko, about how abolition is not solely about getting rid of police, but a commitment to reducing and eliminating the problem of harm in society.

Derecka will be appearing live in person.

This event will be open captioned.