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Mass NOW Chapter Meeting: Abolition & Transformative Justice
March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mass NOW members, join our monthly chapter meetings to hear updates on our legislative agenda and participate in consciousness raisings with our diverse, multi-generational feminist community. Over dessert and wine, we strengthen our personal narratives and educate our communities about our priority issue areas. No expertise necessary!
Mass NOW advocates for a number of criminal justice reform bills, but we know reform is not enough. Join this consciousness raising to learn about abolition & transformative justice from some of our favorite feminist thought leaders.
Angela Y. Davis has described as abolition feminism, a liberatory vision of a world free from all forms of violence, including those produced by carceral logics and systems of surveillance, policing, punishment, and exile. Abolition feminism envisions “a society based on radical freedom, mutual accountability, and passionate reciprocity. In this society, safety and security will not be premised on violence or the threat of violence. It will be based on a collective commitment to guaranteeing the survival and care of all people” (INCITE!).
We’re thankful to Adrienne Maree Brown for sharing her Transformative Justice Workshop which she co facilitated with Jayeesha Dutta in 2017. Join us to discuss these definitions of punitive justice, restorative justice & transformative justice, a personal and institutional self-analysis, generating paths forward & making commitments.