Health and Carceral Violence

January 19, 2022
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. PST
Zoom (Virtual)

Join us for our first teach-in of our new series, Manifesting Medical Abolition: a conversation about state violence and health impacts with a dynamic group of academics and community members. This discussion will feature Dr. Sowande Mustakeem, author of Slavery at Sea and Associate Professor of History and of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. LJ Punch, Trauma Surgeon and Director of The Bullet Related Injury Clinic in St. Louis, and Carlin Chavez, a member of Oakland Abolition & Solidarity (AboSol). Prioritizing community care, this teach-in will illuminate the overlaps and nuances of three perspectives of and within the interrelated medical- and prison-industrial complexes. The conversation will be centered on the theme of health and carceral violence that illustrates the relationship between histories of transatlantic slavery, violence and mass incarceration, and abolitionist organizing in support of incarcerated people.


If you missed this Teach-In, join us for future Teach-Ins, and watch a recording of this teach-in below: