Richmond had it’s first snow of the 2011/2012 winter last night, which snowed out the Visions of Abolition movie screening. So we are going to push the whole event back a week and start next Sunday! Now it will be Sunday February 26th at 7pm and Sunday March 4th at 7pm.
Come out and join a community conversation about prisons!
Visions of Abolition is a new feature length documentary about the prison industrial complex and the prison abolition movement.
We will be screening the movie’s 2 parts on 2 different nights – Sunday February 19th at 7pm and Sunday February 26th at 7pm. Both parts of the film are less than an hour long, leaving time for group discussion afterwards.
We encourage people curious about the prison industrial system, political prisoners, women and prisons, race and prisons, what alternatives there are to prisons and more to come watch and then join in the discussion.
We will also have handouts and literature from the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross at these screenings.
The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space located at 2005 Barton Avenue. Please call 804 303 5449 or email email@example.com for more information.
More about the movie:
Part I “Breaking down the Prison Industrial Complex” 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. Our film 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 (39 mins).
Part II “Abolition: Past Present and Future,” 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 (48 mins).