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Kill The Bill Mcr Reading “We Do This ’til We Free Us”

4th July 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Partisan has the pleasure of co-hosting a reading group for the Kill the Bill Coalition. Follow this link to sign-up to the reading group! 


Members of Partisan, Manchester Momentum, Words into Action and MCR Feminist books hosted a zoom meeting discussing chapters one and two of Mariame Kaba’s book   We do this ’Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organising and Transforming Justice. Kaba, a US based activist, educator and advocate for the abolition of the prison system and police force,  wrote the book in 2020 in response to the renewed focus on police brutality and the systemic discrimination of the prison systems in western societies around the world. In the book, Kaba advocates for community led transformative justice, through the “art and science” of organising, such as that which is pursued by her own organisation, the Chicago Freedom School. Kaba’s work promotes the idea of re-locating power within the hands of the people who are willing to work collaboratively and harnessing this potential to shift how law and order is enforced within a society. The book offers tactics which collectives useful tactics to dismantle societies means of enforcing law and order. 

The reading group is an opportunity to bring together individuals based in Manchester who share these values regarding how to create a more just equal society; invaluable knowledge during a time where the right to protest in the UK is under threat.The Kill the Bill Coalition themselves continue to be dedicated nationwide to the ongoing struggle against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill still being debated in parliament which proposes giving police new powers when it comes to protests, using vague ‘conditions’ such as whether a protest is a “serious annoyance” to the public.


4th July 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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