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PLSN Prison Abolition Book Club #5

June 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

***PLEASE READ!! Unlike our previous book clubs, this is a capped (limited registration) remote event, which will be held via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the book club. Because we are limiting attendance, please DO NOT RSVP for this event unless you are certain you can attend.***

On Thursday, June 18th at 6:00pm, the Prison Abolition Book Club returns to discuss the Session 5 readings from the Black & Pink prison abolition class syllabus.

Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition, David Garland (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: Harvard, 2010)
**Please note that this is a complete book, which can be borrowed electronically with an Internet Archive account here: https://archive.org/details/peculiarinstitut0000garl/mode/2up

“The Death Penalty in Black and White: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides,” Richard C. Dieter Report from Death Penalty Information Center June 1998

“Death Penalty, Still Racist and Arbitrary,” David R. Dow Op-Ed in New York Times July 8, 2011

“Homophobia, Gender Deviance, and the Death Penalty” in Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States Joey Mogul, Andrea Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock (Beacon Press: Beacon Press, 2011) pages 79-90

Find pdfs of the articles 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 (in conjunction with METRO), where we meet 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.


June 18, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Prison Library Support Network


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