This event will gather scholars and activists to share their knowledge and wisdom about the political economy of the carceral state and campaigns to redirect resources away from prisons and police and toward BIPOC communities. In response to the summer of unrest, a public conversation has been initiated that draws attention to local and federal funding imbalances that prioritize police, prisons, and security above education, housing, healthcare, climate justice, and welfare. What political tools are available to dismantle carceral capitalism? How can we move toward an economy that is abolitionist?
This panel discussion will be joined by Heilbroner Faculty Fellow, Jacqueline Wang (Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts), Anastasia Wilson (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), and Alyxandra Goodwin and Jasson Perez (Action Center on Race and the Economy).
Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link via email.