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[SCoR] World-Building: What Would Abolition Look Like Within Civic Engagement?
In her book, “We Do This Til We Free Us”, Mariame Kaba invites us to imagine what our communities would like if we have everything we need: food, shelter, education, health, art, beauty, clean water, and more that are foundational to personal & community safety. What does it require of us to imagine and bring this society into being?

We hold abolition as an invitation to imagine & build a new society, a new way of being. What would abolitionism look like if applied to the field of civic engagement? If you’re interested in contributing to what the vision of civic abolitionism could look, feel, and sound like, please join us.

Potential guiding questions:
- What is abolition?
- What can we learn from the prison industrial complex abolitionism to apply in our own social change work?
- What would a society rooted in mutuality, that has long existed at the cost of BIPOC and other marginalized communities, require of us individually and collectively?
- What actions can we take to cultivate the conditions for imagining and creating a society where the things that are fundamental to individual and collective dignity are realized?
- What will it take for those of us in social change & community-based work at interpersonal, systemic, and cultural levels to create a new society where racial justice is sustainable and real?

Dec 15, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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