Join Burns Chair Vince Warren and author Derecka Purnell on April 11th at 5:30 p.m. ET for a discussion of Purnell’s book, Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. Drawing from her experiences as a lawyer, writer, and organizer initially skeptical about police abolition, Purnell charts her journey to her realization that the police was a placebo. The book spans not only Purnell’s experience but also a long history of social movements rooted in rebellion and revolutionary love that pushed a generation of activists towards abolition, from Ferguson to South Africa, from Reconstruction to contemporary protests against police shootings.
A complimentary copy of Purnell’s book will be provided to a limited number of event participants upon registration and attendance.