- sujatha baliga, Restorative Justice Practitioner
- Alicia Sanchez Gill, Emergent Fund
- Amita Swadhin, Mirror Memoirs
We believe this conversation is important because survivors have long been told that the prison industrial complex will prevent sexuaIn light of the widespread calls to defund the police, we’re creating a space for Black and Indigenous survivors and other survivors of color to explore how the abolition of prisons, policing, and other forms of mass criminalization is a necessary step in the movement to end all forms of sexual violence.l violence and keep us safe. In reality, we know this system has expanded at the expense of survivors who live at the intersections of oppression. The intended audience for this workshop is Black, Indigenous, and other people of color survivors committed to exploring abolitionist approaches to healing from, seeking accountability around, and preventing sexual violence. Our hope is that survivors come away from this space with shared language and shared commitments to anti-carceral approaches to ending sexual violence.