Two PIC Abolition History Lessons with Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore

“On Saturday, September 14, 2019, over 400 community members joined Critical Resistance to pack the house at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee for an evening of political conversation, food, music, and celebration. The event featured a keynote by Ruthie Wilson Gilmore. This was an extra special evening hosted by Critical Resistance, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, and Californians United for a Responsible Budget. See more about the event here:…


Two years prior, another regional event in the Midwest offered reflections on the emergence of PIC abolition praxis and Critical Resistance, with both Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Angela Davis, in conversation with Beth Richie, a founding member of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.

A conversation with Angela Y. Davis and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, moderated by Beth Richie Hosted by Critical Resistance. November 8, 2017. An event in the Chicago for Abolition Summit. Learn more:… Chicago for Abolition partner organizations: Assata’s Daughters, Black on Both Sides, BYP100, Chicago Community Bond Fund, Chicago Freedom School, Education for Liberation, FIST – Formerly Incarcerated Students Together, Free Write Arts and Literacy, Love & Protect, Mijente, Nehemiah Trinity Rising, OCAD (Occupied Communities Against Deportation), People’s Education Movement, Teachers for Social Justice, and Trinity United Church of Christ. Thank you to the Chicago for Abolition sponsoring organizations! Broadway Youth Center, Chicago National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Decarcerate Marion County/No New Jail Coalition, Familia Trans Queer Liberation, For the People Artists Collective, Illinois Deaths in Custody Project, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Jewish Voice for Peace, John Marshall Law School- National Lawyers Guild, Lifted Voices, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration (MUAVI), National Black Food & Justice Alliance, PASO- West Suburban Action Project, People’s Response Team, Project NIA, The Next Movement, Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, and Village Leadership Academy.