Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a leader in the prison abolition movement, will speak on “Meanwhile: Making Abolition Geographies.”
Gilmore is professor of earth & environmental sciences and American studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she also directs the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. She is a co-founder of several grassroots organizations, including Critical Resistance, the California Prison Moratorium Project, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network. Her 2007 book, Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, examines how political and economic forces produced California’s prison boom. Gilmore was profiled in the New York Times Magazine, “Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind.”
Gilmore is the keynote speaker at the “Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global” conference at the University of Texas Law School from September 26-28. More information online.
Location: Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306), University of Texas School of Law, 727 E Dean Keeton St., Austin, 78705