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Movement Building and Transnational Freedom Struggles

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Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020, and other police-shootings of Black people, the movement to “defund the police” became a rallying cry to reimagine our approach to public safety. In this show, we’ll hear from renowned scholars about how we can build a global movement to spark lasting change or dismantle oppressive systems and the types of shared knowledge, strategies, and organizing an internationalist movement to ABOLISH policing and prisons will require.

Special thanks to John McDonald and Haymarket Books and Study and Struggle.

Image Credits and Caption: A screenshot of the live roundtable.

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  • Angela Y. Davis, Political Activist, Author, Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz and she co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex
  • Lorgia García Peña, Activist and Co-Founder of Freedom University Georgia
  • Medhin Paolos, Filmmaker, Researcher and Activist working for LGBTQ and citizenship rights in Italy
  • Leti Volpp, Law Professor at UC Berkeley.
  • The conversation was moderated by Makani Themba, a Chief Strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies based in Jackson, Mississippi


Making Contact Staff:

  • Executive Director: Sonya Green
  • Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani

Music Credit:

  • Lobo Loco – Inside Your Body
  • Blue Dot Sessions – Bedroll
  • AudioBinger – The Garden State

Author: Radio Project

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