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 https://www.akwaeke.com/pet

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