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Come to Source Booksellers to celebrate the release of No More Police: A Case for Abolition by Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie with a forward by Black Visions with us on November 7th.
Andrea Ritchie (she, any), co-author will be in conversation with Nikkita Oliver, Esq., M. Ed.(they/them/their) and Amanda Alexander (She/Her/Hers).
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About the Book:
A persuasive primer on police abolition from two veteran organizers
“One of the world’s most prominent advocates, organizers and political educators of the [abolitionist] framework.” —NBCNews.com on Mariame Kaba
In this powerful call to action, New York Times bestselling author Mariame Kaba and attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie detail why policing doesn’t stop violence, instead perpetuating widespread harm; outline the many failures of contemporary police reforms; and explore demands to defund police, divest from policing, and invest in community resources to create greater safety through a Black feminist lens.
Centering survivors of state, interpersonal, and community-based violence, and highlighting uprisings, campaigns, and community-based projects, No More Police makes a compelling case for a world where the tools required to prevent, interrupt, and transform violence in all its forms are abundant. Part handbook, part road map, No More Police calls on us to turn away from systems that perpetrate violence in the name of ending it toward a world where violence is the exception, and safe, well-resourced and thriving communities are the rule.
About the Author
Andrea J. Ritchie is a nationally recognized expert on policing and criminalization, and supports organizers across the country working to build safer communities. She is co-founder of Interrupting Criminalization, the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, and the co-author (with Mariame Kaba) of No More Police (The New Press). She lives in Detroit.
Nikkita Oliver (they/them) is an artist, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, and attorney. Working at the intersections of arts, law, education, and community organizing Nikkita strives to create experiences which draw us closer to our humanity and invites us to imagine what we hope to see in the future. (Nikkita identifies as Black, multi-racial, queer, and non-binary.)
Amanda Alexander, founding Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center, is a racial justice lawyer and historian who works alongside community-based movements to end mass incarceration and build thriving and inclusive cities. Originally from Michigan, Amanda has worked at the intersection of racial justice and community development in Detroit, New York, and South Africa for more than 15 years.
“This book pushes those of us who have been fighting police and sexual violence for decades to think past prosecutions and prisons toward a future where we stop violence before it starts and transform harm when it happens.”—dream hampton, filmmaker and writer, Surviving R. Kelley and Decoded
“In the powerful and generative tradition of Black feminist freedom-making, No More Police not only presents a compelling case for the abolition of police, but points us in the direction of building a safer and more just future. Ritchie and Kaba have worked for decades in transformative justice and abolitionist movements. The richness of that experience, the love that fuels it, and the brilliant insights that flow from it, shine brightly in this book.”—Barbara Ransby, activist, author, and historian, Making All Black Lives Matter
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Vaccination Requirements: You may be asked to show proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or a COVID Free Test Result for entrance to this event. We will accept either a physical vaccination card, digital card, or a photo of the card on your phone. We are masked in store. We want to make a safe environment for the author and for the community.
Getting to the event: There is a parking lot on the Cass and Canfield that is open for Free parking in the evenings and weekend days and the street parking is available through the kiosk or mobile app Park Detroit until 10pm and free on Sunday. If you are riding Q line transit , we are the canfield stop at canfield and Woodward avenue. If you can please park in the Traffic Jam & Snug parking lot on Canfield. We know it costs but it may be only source of income because the restaurant recently burned in a fire. Show some them some love if you can.