Published: Nov. 5, 2020


WGST Abolition Read

Monday, November 16th, 6 PM MST

What would a society without prisons look like??

Dr. Kwame Holmes led us in a discussion of Akwaeke Emezi’s young adult novel Pet, which seeks alternate visions for justice in a utopian world without prisons. 

Kwame Holmes is Director of the Kingston Housing Lab, a Scholar-In-Residence in the Human Rights Project at Bard College, and Cohort Mentor for the Bard Baccalaureate program. He is a critical geographer, historian and cultural critic with a particular interest in the emotional politics of urban development and inequality.

For more information on the book Pet, please visit the author’s website at

To order the book, visit your local bookseller or library, or order online at: Bookshop | Indiebound | Powell’s | Boulder Bookstore

WGST Abolition Read

More Resources:

In addition to the video replay above, we welcome colleagues teaching about abolition to use this talk and the resources below in their classrooms:
What is Abolition and why is it a feminist, queer and trans issue?
Activism on the CU Boulder campus