In support of the recently passed resolution supporting prison abolition, the Chicago NLG hosted a teach-in on prison abolition on January 21, 2016 at DePaul University. In addition to providing information about mass incarceration, the prison industrial complex, and abolition as a concept, the NextGen Committee facilitated a community discussion about what it means for us as legal professionals to support the abolition of prisons.
- Pooja Gehi, Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild (and former member of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project);
- Lark Mulligan, law student and collective member, Transformative Justice Law Project (*invited); and
- Erica Meiners, Critical Resistance (*invited).
Please feel free to read the Resolution Supporting the Abolition of Prisons.
If you were unable to attend the event, you can access the presenters’ materials here: https://drive.google.com/