Workshop on “queer, feminist & trans politics of prison abolition”

// 13 August 2008

Just a quick note to highlight an interesting-sounding workshop in London this weekend. (Please get in touch if you are organising/hear of events anywhere in the UK that we should be highlighting):



1-5pm Saturday August 16, 2008

@ the Arbour Youth Centre

100 Shandy Street, London E1 4ST

(Stepney Green or Mile End Tube stop)


  • Why prisons don’t make our communities safer
  • The social costs of prisons for women, transfolk and queers
  • Building links between feminist / queer / trans anti-violence work and prison abolition
  • Drawing connections between prison abolition and other social justice struggles, such as border activism and immigration detention, anti-racism and anti-colonial struggles, antipoverty and homelessness work, resistance to the “war on terror”, ending psychiatric abuse, fair wages for workers & fighting corporate irresponsibility
  • Alternatives to punishment and imprisonment
  • How to build communities without prisons

IMPORTANT NOTE ON ACCESSIBLITY: The workshop is being held in an accessible space on the ground floor of the building. We regret, however, that the fully wheelchair accessible toilets are currently unavailable due to a broken lift. Partially accessible toilets are available on the ground floor and personal assistance will be provided. For more info or to request accessibility support, please e-mail:

To save a place at the workshop, please e-mail:

Advance booking is encouraged to ensure there are enough handouts, snacks, etc

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