November with Abolition Apostles
Learn about some of our upcoming events and activities in November
“What if abolition isn't a shattering thing, not a crashing thing, not a wrecking ball event? What if abolition is something that sprouts out of the wet places in our eyes, the broken places in our skin, the waiting places in our palms, the tremble holding in my mouth when I turn to you? What if abolition is something that grows? What if abolishing the prison industrial complex is the fruit of our diligent gardening, building and deepening of a movement to respond to the violence of the state and the violence in our communities with sustainable, transformative love?” - Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Thank you so much to every single person who is contributing to our collective work of the diligent gardening of abolition, as Alexis Pauline Gumbs writes. We are grateful to be in community with and learning alongside so many people who are thinking about what it means to truly embody transformative love, justice, and liberation. Together, may we tend to the collective work of cultivating gardens of abolition.
This month, here are some of the ways we will be coming together in community to engage in this work. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or this would be your first meeting, we hope to see you at one or multiple of these events!
Weekly Sunday Orientations at 3pm CT: If you haven’t yet connected with a penpal who is incarcerated, please attend one of our orientation meetings, every Sunday at 3 pm CT via Zoom at this link. (If Sundays never work for you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for an alternative.)
Becoming Abolitionists Reading Group: Starting on Sunday, November 7, Abolition Apostles will host a weekly study group for Derecka Purnell’s forthcoming Becoming Abolitionists. Let’s read together and continue to build community around the theory and praxis of abolition! We will read one chapter per week, although you’re welcome to attend even if you haven’t been able to complete the reading. Sign up here if you want to join!
Upcoming Regional Chapter & Working Group Meetings: Unless otherwise noted, you can use the regular Abolition Apostles Zoom link to attend.
Tues, Nov 2, 4pm CT - The Apostles Working Group Meeting
Wed, Nov 3, 6pm CT - Arts Working Group Meeting
Thurs, Nov 4, 7pm CT - Technology Working Group Meeting
Mon, Nov 8, 7pm CT - Southeast Regional Meeting & Hotline Backend Working Group Meeting (separate Zoom link)
Tues, Nov 9, 7pm CT - Colleges Working Group Meeting
Thurs, Nov. 11, 5pm CT - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
Mon, Nov. 15, 7pm CT: California Regional Meeting & Spanish Working Group Meeting
Tues, Nov 16, 6pm CT - Tri-State Regional Meeting
Tues, Nov 16, 7pm CT - Legal Working Group Meeting
Wed, Nov 17, 6pm CT - Northeast Regional Meeting
Mon, Nov 22, 7pm CT - Great Lakes Regional Meeting
Mon, Nov 22, 7:30pm CT - Communications Working Group Meeting
Thurs, Nov. 25, 7pm CT - Texas & Rockies Regional Meeting & Hotline Working Group Meeting (separate zoom link)
Sun, Nov 28, 4:30pm CT - Midwest Regional Meeting
Mon, Nov. 29, 6pm CT - Kentucky Regional Meeting
As always, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions, concerns, or ideas. You can also financially support our ministry by becoming a donor on Patreon at www.Patreon.com/AbolitionApostles
Abolition Apostles Team