On April 20th at 6:30pm, 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)
“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 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!