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Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global

Register Now! | Sept 26-28, 2019 | This conference will bring together an international, multidisciplinary group of scholars alongside activists and practitioners to consider critically the relationships among the human rights, prison abolition, and penal reform movements. Do they share the same goals? Should they collaborate? If so, in what ways? What would it mean for the human rights movement to take seriously calls for prison abolitionism and the economic and racial inequalities that overcriminalization reproduces and exacerbates? And what might critics of the carceral regime in the United States have to learn from work done by international human rights advocates in a variety of countries? 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore will deliver the keynote address, “Meanwhile: Making Abolitionist Geographies,” on Thursday, September 26. A poetry reading with Dwayne Betts and Natalie Diaz will precede the lecture. A reception will follow.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:30pm to 7:00pm

School of Law, Eidman Courtroom
727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705

Event Type

Policy & Law, Diversity

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public




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