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Mariame Kaba (free)

  • Discovery Building 330 North Orchard Street Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (map)

The multi-faceted activist gives a lecture on dismantling the prison-industrial complex. Info

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Activist and educator Mariame Kaba has tackled the roles of race and violence in American society on a multitude of fronts, and is best known for her work on prison abolition and stopping police violence against marginalized communities. Kaba takes a holistic view of what such change will look like, and views economic justice and community-based approaches to public safety and accountability as essential in doing away with a violent, discriminatory criminal justice system. Kaba has worked on a variety of other issues connected to systemic oppression and racial injustice, from domestic violence to empowering youth activism. Her approach to organizing and advocacy is similarly multi-faceted: Kaba has created and taught courses on subjects ranging from youth advocacy to police torture in Chicago, organized art exhibitions, worked tirelessly as a speaker, started the website Prison Culture, and published extensively to spread her message(s) and empower marginalized communities. And that's really only scratching the surface. At this event, Kaba will give a one-hour lecture titled "Dismantling The Prison-Industrial Complex," followed by a 30-minute Q&A. —Scott Gordon

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