TJE Roundtable: Building Toward Abolitionist Futures

Monday, April 17, 2017
5:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

This roundtable reflects participants overlapping work in movements and initiatives to decrease people’s reliance on imprisonment and policing, to build dialogues and practices capable of reducing sexual and gender violence, and to build quality public educational access for people during imprisonment and after release. At the heart of our conversation is our desire to lay out examples of how abolitionist politics shapes our practices.

Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center is a university-community collaborative serving practitioners and researchers committed to disrupting racial inequities in education by creating restorative, humanizing, justice-seeking teaching and learning communities. 


Erica R. Meiners, PhDErica R. Meiners, PhD
College of Education
Northeastern Illinois University.

Dr. Meiners is the author of several books, including Right to Be Hostile: Schools, Prisons and the Making of Public Enemies, and specializes in issues related to gender and incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, and prison abolition.

nuri nusrat, J.D.nuri nusrat, JD
Restorative Justice Project
Impact Justice

nuri nusrat is dedicated to working with people whose lives are affected by the criminal legal system. For the past two years, she collaborated with communities across California to implement pre-charge restorative justice diversion programs. These programs attend to victim-identified needs and support young people arrested for crimes through processes that upholds the humanity and dignity of all affected. 

Rachel HerzingRachel Herzing
Center for Political Education

Herzing works to combat the prison industrial complex and its attendant ills. She is a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing prisons, Co-Director of the Center for Political Education, and the Co-Director of the StoryTelling & Organizing Project.



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