Past Event

Visions of Abolition: from Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life

Visions of Abolition documents the origins and effects of the prison industrial complex, with a focus on women’s lives. This film introduces and elaborates the theory, perspectives and practices of scholars and activists involved in the prison industrial complex abolition movement.

The film was directed and produced by Setsu Shigematsu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California Riverside Campus. 

Reception, Screening, and Panel featuring:

Filmmakers Setsu Shigematsu and Cameron Granadino   

Beth Richie (Univ. Illinois Chicago)  

Shira Hassan
& C Angel Torres  

(Young Womens’ Empowerment Project)

Tania Unzueta (Immigrant Youth Justice League)

Ari Wohlfeiler (Critical Resistance)


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COSPONSORS INCLUDE:Beyondmedia Education; Broadway Youth Center; Center for the Study of Race and Politics; Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers; Gender JUST; Project NIA; The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council; Teachers for Social Justice; Transformative Justice Law Project; Young Women’s Empowerment Project.