Marxist, abolitionist scholar and activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore writes that “abolition is about presence not absence. It’s about building life affirming institutions”: one thing is certain, this building of a new world requires great feats of radical imagination and personal commitment. This panel will bring together activists organising against the Carceral State and ask: What are the new visions which abolitionists are building? Where can we turn to cultivate the power of radical imagination? What can we learn from the practice of love and solidarity expressed in abolitionist networks?
Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert is a member of Black Lives Matter UK and the Wretched of the Earth collective.