Building Your Abolitionist Toolbox

Everyday Resources for a Punishment-Free World

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Abolishing Policing and Militarism on Campuses

with Critical Resistance’s Abolitionist Educators working group, Cops Off Campus / No Copy City, and Dissenters

Join organizers from Critical Resistance’s Abolitionist Educators working group, Cops Off Campus / No Copy City, and Dissenters to talk about strategies and practices for abolishing policing and militarism on campuses. We’ll share a resource for imagining and engaging abolitionist steps in this work.


Ruth Boyajian (No Cop City ATL / Cops Off Campus) is a graduate student in Social Foundations of Education at Georgia State University. They are focused on topics of abolition, racial and education justice, student movements, and liberatory education. Ruth seeks to learn, research, write, and build curriculum and resources that strengthen community and collective political consciousness in learning and movement spaces. An Atlanta-based organizer, they work on a broad range of abolitionist and education justice campaigns. Currently, they are involved in a student movement to Stop Cop City and educate members of the campus community about university involvement in PIC expansion in Atlanta and beyond.

Jelina Liu (she/her) (Dissenters - George Washington University Chapter) and Madhura Sengupta (they/them) (Dissenters - University of Massachusetts Chapter)

Dissenters is a new youth-led movement organization mobilizing to challenge US imperialism. Dissenters organize to reclaim resources from the war industry, reinvest in life-giving institutions, and repair collaborative relationships with the earth and people around the world.

Dylan Rodriguez is a teacher, scholar, and collaborator who is committed to building and supporting abolitionist, liberationist, anti-colonial and other forms of radical community and movement. Since 2001, he has maintained a day job as a Professor at the University of California, Riverside. He was elected to serve as President of the American Studies Association in 2020-2021, and in 2020 was named to the inaugural class of Freedom Scholars. In 2021, he was appointed Co-Director of the Center for Ideas and Society.

Shana Agid is an artist/designer, teacher, and activist whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference in visual, social, and political cultures. She teaches at Parsons School of Design and is a co-developer of Working with People, a curriculum for developing critical pedagogical frameworks for collaborative practices. His design work focuses on exploring possibilities for making self-determined services and campaigns through teaching, organizing, and design research. She is also a book artist, letterpress printer, and a long-time member of Critical Resistance.



CR Abolitionist Educators Working Groups

Policing and Militarism on Campus: Reformist Reforms vs. Abolitionist Steps Poster

Cops off Campus


Stop Cop City Resource