COVID-19, Biopolitics and Abolitionist Care Beyond Security and Containment

Photo Credit: Decarcerate PA BY EVA BOODMAN In the first week of May 2020, Darlene “Lulu” Benson-Seay and Andrea Circle-Bear died from COVID-19—the first women known to have died from the virus in prison.[1] Given the unsanitary, crowded, and punishing state of those institutions, …

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Beyond Inside/Outside: Imagining Safety During Covid-19

“The ongoing feminicides throughout Latin America are but one example reminding us that to stay home isn’t necessarily to stay safe… It is my hope that sharing my own experience with abuse might offer insight into the interdependency between mutual aid, transformative justice, and abolitionist feminism.”

“If they come for her child in the morning…”: Detained/Incarcerated Children in the time of COVID-19

Photo Credit: Dignidad Rebelde BY MICHELLE RASCON-CANALES             Institutions detaining unaccompanied refugee minors amount to a million-dollar business model each year and a billion-dollar federal budget. These institutions follow a penal model, are locked away on monitored entry and exit, and have controlled movement …

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When the U.S. Don’t Love You Back: Surviving A Pandemic in A Racist & Xenophobic Society

Photo Credit: Jallicia Jolly & Sadiyah Malcolm By JALLICIA JOLLY To be a person of color and an immigrant in this country is to know its cyclical violence intimately. It is to feel precarity written across your flesh as you embody inequalities. It is …

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