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*REPOST* Spotlight! Symposium: Dr. Kate Drabinski

Strategies for Teaching and Learning Abolition


Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery + Online

Date & Time

September 30, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


This event is hosted by the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. The original event post is here.

Imagining Otherwise: Strategies for Teaching and Learning Abolition

Kate Drabinski,Principal Lecturer, Department of Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies; and Director of the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL+) program

The logics of crime and punishment are so deeply embedded for most of us that it is hard to think of any alternatives. Carceral logics shape everything from the attendance and late policies on our syllabi to our responses to fear and harm. How do we learn to imagine otherwise? In this presentation, Dr. Kate Drabinski will share strategies from her teaching about prisons, prison abolition, and social movements that build toward that horizon. She will also raise questions about how we might start building anti-carceral logics into our classes to nurture this work on a wider scale.

Part of the "Prison State" lecture series - one-hour presentations by scholars, community organizers, and other experts addressing a variety of issues shaping the past, present, and future of incarceration.

Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies; the Department of Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health; School of Social Work; Department of Psychology; Department of Political Science; Language, Literacy, and Culture Program; Department of Media and Communication Studies; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the Center for Social Science Scholarship; and the Graduate School.