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Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver

Spartacus Film Nights

Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life

- 9:00pm
Sunday January 11 2015

Venue: Spartacus Books
Address: 3378 Findlay Street
Cost: by donation
Accessibility: In the process of renovations for this purpose. There is a small lip in the door frame, aisles are wide and accessible, bathroom accessible.

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Sunday, January 11th at 7PM:

Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life

a feature length documentary about the prison industrial complex and the prison abolition movement.

Weaves together the voices of women caught in the criminal justice system and leading scholars of prison abolition, examining the racial and gendered violence of the prison system. Features the work of Susan Burton, a formerly incarcerated mother who established A New Way of Life, a group of transition homes for women coming home from prison in South Los Angeles.

Documents the recent history of the prison abolition movement through the organizing efforts of Critical Resistance and explores the meaning of abolitionist politics. By focusing on the collaboration between Critical Resistance and A New Way of Life, (known as the L.E.A.D. Project) the second half of the film unfolds a vision of abolition in practice.

Interviews in the video include: Melissa Burch, Susan Burton, Angela Davis, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Dylan Rodríguez, and Andrea Smith

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