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April 2021

We ended March by facilitating a portion of a staff retreat—including a Poetry Writing workshop—for Dissenters here in Chicago, supporting their efforts to mobilize youth resistance to the U.S. war machine. Our essay in conjunction with Transgender Law Center on trans resistance in Puerto Rico is also now up on Autostraddle, and can be read…

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March 2021

Closing out Black History Month, our essay on the ballroom scene and Black queer resistance to state violence, co-written with Michael Roberson for Time Magazine, is now live. We also sat down for a fascinating conversation with our childhood judy Amira Rose Davis for the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down. Together we discussed…

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February 2021

There were some unexpected additions to our January calendar. We shared several poems as part of the Guild Literary Complex’s monthly Exhibit B reading series. We also returned virtually to Phillips Academy Andover, offering an Intro to Prison Abolition workshop for their MLK Day celebrations, and guest lectured in Professor Amber Hickey’s class Surveillance Cultures…

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January 2021

Welcome to a new year of love and struggle. We closed out 2020 co-facilitating several workshops hosted by the #DefundCPD campaign. It was an unprecedented year for abolition, and the mainstreaming of the demand to defund the police and prison systems and reallocate resources to the social programs that actually keep us safe. If you…

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