Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition
February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
A talk by Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe on her new book, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition, followed by discussion with participants.
Liat Ben-Moshe is an activist-scholar-educator-researcher working at the intersection of incarceration, decarceration, abolition and disability/madness. Her work aims to expand what counts as incarceration to include all carceral locales (including residential institutions for people with intellectual disabilities, psych facilities and prisons/jails) and to connect deinstitutionalization, disability and mad movements to prison abolition activism through an intersectional lens.
Her new book, Decarcerating Disability, is a vital addition to carceral, prison, and disability studies draws important new links between deinstitutionalization and decarceration.
Her talk will be on Wed. 2/17, 12pm-1:30pm, via Zoom.
(*For accessibility, captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.*)
Praise for the book from Angela Y. Davis: “Decarcerating Disability is a groundbreaking feminist study of the affinities, interrelations, and contradictions between prison abolition and psychiatric deinstitutionalization. Emphasizing the need for a more expansive field of critical carceral studies, Liat Ben-Moshe compellingly demonstrates the important lessons we can discover through serious engagements with radical disability movements. Scholars and activists alike should read this book without delay!”