Making Abolitionist Media

Join Rustbelt Abolition Radio at the 2017 Allied Media Conference!

Friday June 16, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

Wayne State University Student Center, Room: Hilberry D

What kind of media work will it take to imagine how we may abolish prisons and police? This lunch session will introduce abolitionist media-making and explore different tech tools and strategies for working at the intersection of media-based organizing and resistance to criminalization, imprisonment, and deportation. We’ll exchange tactics for demystifying the root problems abolition seeks to address, and facilitative leadership methods to advance the needs of communities, families, and individuals most violently impacted by the carceral state (that is prisons, police, borders, and surveillance). Let’s expand our ability to struggle against the ways in which these forces impact our daily lives and create spaces where we can both imagine and remake our world anew. Homemade lunch will be provided at 12:45

Participants will include the MN Incarcerated Workers Organizing Podcast, Montreal’s Prison Radio Show, Rustbelt Abolition Radio, and hopefully you!

Be sure to read a new It’s Going Down piece on Developing Movement Media Strategies that closes with the old indymedia saying  – make media, make trouble!