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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:30pm

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This event will feature presentations by and conversations between activists in the movement to end mass incarceration. The speakers will represent organizations working with Harvard students through the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship and History and Literature. Speakers will include Kris Henderson (Amistad Law Project), Elijah Patterson (Black and Pink MA), Leslie Credle (Justice 4 Housing), Kamau Butcher (People's Coalition for Safety and Freedom), and William Goldsby (Reconstruction, Inc.). In addition to sharing about their work and its relation to prison abolition, they will reflect, in particular, on how the humanities—history, language, storytelling, and the imagination—inform their activism and their vision of social change. Students from the History and Literature seminar, “Prison Abolition,” will help craft and ask the discussion questions for the panel.

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