Andrea will be here in-person & Mariame will be joining us virtually.
Please note this is a ticketed event. Those who purchase the book and ticket bundle will pick up their copy of the book at the event. This event will be held at Haymarket House (800 W. Buena Ave.). Attendees must register in advance and be fullly vaccinated and remain masked throughout the event.
In this powerful call to action, New York Times bestselling author Mariame Kaba and attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie detail why policing doesn’t stop violence, instead perpetuating widespread harm; outline the many failures of contemporary police reforms; and explore demands to defund police, divest from policing, and invest in community resources to create greater safety through a Black feminist lens.
Centering survivors of state, interpersonal, and community-based violence, and highlighting uprisings, campaigns, and community-based projects, No More Police makes a compelling case for a world where the tools required to prevent, interrupt, and transform violence in all its forms are abundant. Part handbook, part road map, No More Police calls on us to turn away from systems that perpetrate violence in the name of ending it toward a world where violence is the exception, and safe, well-resourced and thriving communities are the rule.
Mariame Kaba is a leading prison and police abolitionist. She is the founder and director of Project NIA and the co-founder of Interrupting Criminalization. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling We Do This ’Til We Free Us and co-author (with Andrea J. Ritchie) of No More Police (The New Press) and lives in New York City.
Andrea J. Ritchie is a nationally recognized expert on policing and criminalization, and supports organizers across the country working to build safer communities. She is co-founder of Interrupting Criminalization, the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, and the co-author (with Mariame Kaba) of No More Police (The New Press). She lives in Detroit.
***There is limited street parking in the immediate area around Haymarket House so we encourage attendees to take public transit, ride a bike, book a Spot Hero reservation or carpool. There is also a paid parking lot at 4149 N Clarendon Ave behind Walt Disney School, here is the link for more information.***
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A light green colored banner with a faint pattern of open books. The banner features a small cover image for NO MORE POLICE centered between two photographs of the authors: Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie. The text reads: “Women & Children First presents an in-person event for NO MORE POLICE by Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. at Haymarket House 800 W. Buena. Mariame will be joining via Zoom.”