On January 27th at 6:30pm, the Prison Abolition Book Club returns to discuss the session 4 readings from the Black & Pink prison abolition class syllabus:
“The American Indian in the White Man’s Prisons: A Story of Genocide,” Little Rock Reed in The New Abolitionists: Neo-slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings, Joy James (State University of New York Press: Albany, 2005) pages 133-150
Cruel and Unusual: Punishment and US Culture, Brian Jarvis (Pluto Press: Virginia, 2004) Ch. 4 “Punishment, Resistance and the African-American Experience” (pages 78-125)
“A Brief History of the New Afrikan Prison Struggle” Sundiata Acoli in Black Prison Movements USA (Africa World Press: Trenton, 1995) pages 5-26
Find pdfs of the readings at https://we.riseup.net/plsn/black-pink-prison-abolition-syllabus.
About PLSN’s Prison Abolition Book Club
Want to learn more about prison abolition but not sure where to start? Looking to explore the role of information in the prison industrial complex? Excited to discuss ways we can collectively offer information skills as resources to address violence caused by mass incarceration?
Join the club (literally)! Prison Library Support Network (PLSN) is holding a book club at METRO, where we meet over snacks to discuss readings from the Black & Pink prison abolition class syllabus (https://we.riseup.net/plsn/black-pink-prison-abolition-syllabus). This is a space for anyone looking for collective support in learning about these ideas, regardless of familiarity with prison abolition. Just RSVP, and we’ll see you there!