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Lessons In Liberation: Abolition In Our PreK-12 Classrooms (Virtual Event)

September 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The background of this image is magenta and lavender, with a bright green circle at the top, a yellow circle in the center and green circle towards the bottom. The flyer reads, "Lessons in Liberation: Abolition in our PreK-12 Classrooms,Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 4 PM PST / 6 PM CST / 7 PM EST. FEATURING Akiea "Ki" Gross, Woke Kindergarten; Bettina L. Love, Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN); Osceola Ward, Educator and Graduate student; Holly Hardin, Educator and Southerners on New Ground (SONG)." Images of the 4 panelists are to the right of this text. Below these images is text that reads, 'Moderated by Sefanit Habtom and Chrissy A.Z. Hernandez" as well as the moderators' photos. Below this is text that reads, 'Register at CART captions and ASL interpretation provided. Email for accessibility.' The top right corner reads "Brought to you by the Education for Liberation Network and Critical Resistance.' @edliberation, @CriticalResistance, @AKpressdistro, @freemindsfreepeople, #LessonsInLiberation, #AbolitionEducation


On Tuesday, September 28th at 4:00pm, join us on alongside Education for Liberation Network and Critical Resistance in celebration of the release of Lessons in Liberation: An Abolitionist Toolkit for Educators (forthcoming September 2021). This is the third of a six-part webinar series dedicated to supporting abolition across educational contexts.

Register here!

All webinars will be streamed via YouTube and Facebook. ASL Interpretation will be provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters and Deaf Interpreters. We will also provide CART Captions. Please contact Sheeva (she or they) at for any additional accessibility needs or accessibility questions.

Abolition In Our PreK-12 Classrooms will feature the following speakers and contributors:

– Ki Gross
– Bettina Love
– Holy Hardin
– Chrissy A. Z. Hernandez
– Sefanit Habtom

“This resource book underscores the necessity and urgency of abolition of the prison industrial complex in, by, and through educational systems. Chock full of ideas, workshop activities, guiding principles, tools, reflections, and campaign strategies, Lessons in Liberation will grow and deepen our movements. For those looking for an on-ramp into abolition through education—this is for you.”
—Liat Ben-Moshe, author of Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition

Lessons in Liberation: An Abolitionist Toolkit for Educators offers entry points to build critical and intentional bridges between educational practice and the growing movement for abolition. Designed for educators, parents, and young people, this toolkit shines a light on innovative abolitionist projects, particularly in Pre-K–12 learning contexts.

The Education for Liberation Network & Critical Resistance Editorial Collective are a team of writers, educators, and thinkers from various backgrounds and social movements working toward abolition in our time.


Education for Liberation Network
Critical Resistance