Book Talk: Nationwide ‘Week of Abolition’ Envisions an Abolitionist Future Without Prisons, Police

Denver, CO — This week is the National Lawyers Guild’s (NLG) annual nationwide campaign called “Week of Abolition” where local NLG law school chapters host events, activities and actions to spread knowledge and promote discussion about “alternatives to the criminal punishment system” with an aim to “envision an abolitionist future.” This year’s theme has a special focus on political prisoners.

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law chapter of NLG is hosting three events this week. On Wednesday, there was a Harm Reduction Training with activist Mic Gormley. On Thursday, there are two talks with former political prisoners.

The second talk on Thursday, which will be in room 340 of the Burwell Center, is with co-editors Josh Davidson and former political prisoner Eric King of the book “Rattling the Cages: Oral Histories of North American Political Prisoners.” Unicorn Riot will be covering the book talk at 7 p.m. MST, and we will update this article below with our media.