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IRTF Teach-In: Building Worlds Not Jails - Lessons from the Modern Abolitionist Movement

Saturday, April 13, 2024
11pm - 3pm
Cleveland State University, College of Law 1801 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Corner of 18 & Euclid, off health line across from Comfort Inn)

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Working to build the Beloved Community; building to endure, survive, and replace the militarized carceral state. A day of plenaries, workshops, and skill shares hosted by IRTF. Legal Observer Training & Know Your Rights training given by NLG-Ohio. FREE FOOD. Schedule TBA.

Bringing Cleveland’s justice-minded workers a community building and education event, organized by the National Lawyers Guild at Cleveland State University and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America.

Keynote Speaker:

Raechel Anne Jolie (she/they) Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Oberlin College, Ohio Dr. Jolie’s work focuses on social movements, critical and intersectional approaches to gender and sexuality, and media. She earned a PhD in critical media studies, with a minor in feminist & critical sexuality studies at the University of Minnesota. Their critically acclaimed book, Rust Belt Femme, was named one of NPR's "Best Books of 2020." Raechel is the editor and co-creator of The Prison Arcana tarot zine, made in collaboration with c.l. young and Jamie Diaz, two incarcerated artists. Jolie has worked inside of prisons and jails leading writing workshops and teaching yoga. She was also a member of Black & Pink (the LGBTQ prison support organization) and the Massachusetts Bail Fund. She currently teaches a course on prison abolition and transformative justice at Oberlin College.