This workshop seeks to delve into the historical context for the current day abolitionist framework, primarily citing black feminist authors and thinkers. This workshop asks us to search for ways in which both explicit and implicit policing has shaped our personal lives and greater communities. The goal for this workshop is to leave with the notion that the abolitionist movement that is happening today, and has happened for centuries, is fundamentally neo-humanist and is predicated on the liberation of all people.
Lidia Sebhat has a passion for community building and supporting young children with mental health struggles. Living in the East Bay for the last 8 years, she finds the spirit of social justice embedded in her daily life. Lidia feels most connected with community in her meditation group, yoga studio, drum circle, and local gardens.