Abolition and Liberation:
A Conversation with Angela Davis and Jamal Juma'
Friday, August 28
1pm ET / 10am PT / 8pm Palestine
Join the Arab American Cultural Center for an international discussion of the connections between Black Lives Matter calls to defund the police and abolish the prison industrial complex, and Palestinian calls to tear down all apartheid walls and free Palestine.
Our speakers bring years of on-the-ground experience and strategic thinking to the conversation. Angela Davis has been an activist and liberatory scholar since the 1960s. Her 2003 book Are Prisons Obsolete laid the strategic groundwork for the current abolition movement. She will be joined, from Palestine, by Jamal Juma', a leading grassroots organizer since Palestine’s First Intifada in 1987. Juma' is coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and Stop the Wall.
Kristian Davis Bailey, who will be moderating their conversation, is a co-founder of Black for Palestine and a co-author of the 2015 Black Solidarity with Palestine Statement signed by more than 1,000 Black activists.