Building Your Abolitionist Toolbox

Everyday Resources for a Punishment-Free World

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Criminalizing Survival

with Mariame Kaba

Join Project Nia founder Mariame Kaba for a presentation on the "Criminalizing Survival Curricula" made in conjunction with Survived & Punished. Criminalizing Survival includes curriculum units and activities that can be used for political education focused on the intersections between racialized gender-based violence and criminalization. Some of the activities also address the problems of carceral feminisms and crimmigration. This resource is intended to help activists, advocates, organizers, and community members to learn more about the criminalization of domestic violence survivors.

Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator, and curator who is active in movements for racial, gender, and transformative justice. She is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots abolitionist organization with a vision to end youth incarceration, and has co-founded multiple organizations and projects over the years, including Survived and Punished, the Just Practice Collaborative, and Interrupting Criminalization. Mariame co-authored the guidebook “Lifting As They Climbed” in 2017, and in 2019 she published her first children’s book, “Missing Daddy.” Her latest book “We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice” is now available through Haymarket Books.


Criminalizing Survival Curricula (Survived & Punished)

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