February 23, 2021 at 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Online Teach-in

We Do This 'Til We Free Us

Join us for a conversation about prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation.

Online Teach-in


Tuesday, February 23rd, 6:00 PM EST

Celebrate the publication of We Do This 'Til We Free Us with a discussion about prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition, seeking justice beyond the criminal punishment system, and finding hope in collective struggle for abolition, featuring contributors and organizers from the book.

What if social transformation and liberation isn’t about waiting for someone else to come along and save us? What if ordinary people have the power to collectively free ourselves? In We Do This 'Til We Free Us, Mariame Kaba reflects on the deep work of abolition and transformative political struggle.

Speakers: Shira Hassan, Kelly Hayes, Rachel Herzing, Mariame Kaba, Erica Meiners and Tamara K. Nopper.

Order your copy of We Do This 'Til We Free Us here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1664-we-do-this-til-we-free-us

***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will be recorded and have live captioning and ASL interpretation.***


Praise for We Do This 'Til We Free Us:

“I want to say this is a ‘generation-defining’ book, but that feels wrong because I know it will be shaping political imaginations for a century or more. It's generations-defining. This is a classic in the vein of Sister Outsider, a book that will spark countless radical imaginations.” — Eve L. Ewing

“Mariame Kaba’s clarity, firm-but-gentle guidance, embracing spirit, deep creativity, and love of laughter, demonstrate how abolition is, in deed, presence. Thank goodness for this urgent book.” —Ruth Wilson Gilmore

"One of the most fascinating developments during this age of Black Lives Matter is how ‘abolition' has been integrated into mainstream debates on how to change the United States. Yet there is still so much not known or understood about the history, politics and practice of abolition-informed politics. Longtime organizer and educator, Mariame Kaba, is one of the most important voices in the emergent abolitionist movement." —Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

"At once an urgent call to action, a step-by-step guide to the practice of transformative justice, a collection of inspirational interviews and a few lighthearted reflections, this book will significantly advance radical justice work. We Do This ‘Til We Free Us is just what we need and it has arrived right on time." — Beth Richie


This event is sponsored by Haymarket Books and The Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Donations for this event will benefit the Monica Cosby Fund which is dedicated to supporting women impacted by the carceral state. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of this important work.