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District 2: Defund the Police – one year after a lot of promises: where are we at?
June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=21064
This week we have an exciting meeting with special guest Peter Condit. Peter is a resident of Seattle. Since seeing rampant police violence last summer, he has collaborated with a number of formal and ad-hoc organizations working to defund SPD including Seattle Abolition Support, Defend the Defund, and Seattle DSA’s Anti-Racist Caucus, ARC. He’ll be joining us on Thursday to educate us more on the topic and to give an overview of where the movement stands currently.
A note from Peter:
I can’t wait to talk to you all about keeping ourselves and our neighbors safe by defunding the Seattle Police Department. If you have a minute ahead of Thursday evening, these two articles set the context for why defund SPD is anti-racist policy.
- So you’re thinking about becoming an abolitionist Mariame Kaba, October 2020.
- Yes, we literally mean abolish the police Mariame Kaba, June 2020. (If the NYT gives you a paywall, here is a pdf version I made: Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police – The New York Times.pdf)
- Welcome, Introductions – 10 min
- Peter Presentation – 15-20 min
- Q/A- 10 min
- Discussion/Wrap Up – 45 min
- Announcements – 5 min