Panel Discussion: Disability Justice as Abolition

About the Discussion

Increasing awareness of ableism and racism as systemic, and institutionally connected, poses new questions for policymakers and advocates. During the COVID pandemic, calls for accountability and interdependence met with varied responses, particularly in political and movement dialogues. This panel will raise connections and future paths among disability justice, abolition, and racial justice.

Live transcriptions and ASL interpretation will be provided.



Rohan Zhou-Lee, Organizer & Founder, Blasian March 

Shirley Lin, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (Moderator)

Jamelia Morgan, Professor of Law; Director, Center for Racial and Disability Justice, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Liat Ben Moshe, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Studies, Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois Chicago; Author, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (University of Minnesota Press, 2020)

Sponsored by the Brooklyn Law School Center for Criminal Justice and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Center for Racial and Disability Justice



Please use the RSVP button to register by April 1 to attend this event either in person at Brooklyn Law School or virtually, on Zoom. Virtual attendees will receive the Zoom link shortly before the event.

Lunch will be provided for in-person participants.


More Information

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