Abolition of Policing

Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) will be holding an Abolition of Policing workshop for people who want to build skills and analysis to resist policing! This workshop is a great intro workshop for people who already involved in campaigns, projects and practices focused on eliminating the violence of policing, as well as folks curious and ready to join the movement.

The goal of the workshop is to give participants an understanding and historical overview of policing in the US, and to provide abolitionist ways to resist and not rely on the cops in a range of situations.

This workshop will be a great session if you want to build unity with your fellow organizers (bring a companion!), to support the campaign against jail expansion in LA, to increase your abolitionist skills, and/or are interested in joining Critical Resistance.

Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope. More on Critical Resistance at criticalresistance.org and on Twitter @C_resistance on Twitter.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

This event is part of our Winter quarter theme, Sweaty Concepts. Read more about this theme and view all related programming here.