Abolition for the People: A Conversation with Kaepernick Publishing


This event, part of a series on abolition democracy, features editors and contributors to Kaepernick Publishing’s groundbreaking online publication, “Abolition for the People,” a project produced by Kaepernick Publishing in partnership with LEVEL. In conversation with Nikki Jones and Gabriel Regalado, Berkeley alumni Ameer Loggins, Christopher Petrella, and Connie Wun, and prominent abolitionist Mariame Kaba, author of We Do This ‘Til We Free Us (edited by Tamara K. Nopper), will discuss how Black Studies encourages us to embrace abolition – not reform – as a response to police violence and what abolition means as a political project and practice.   


“There has not been a point in my life where I have not been intimately impacted by the carceral state…It is this experience of knowing that informs my fight to abolish the carceral state.” – Ameer Loggins, “Resistance is in our Blood


“Let’s begin our abolitionist journey not with the question, “What do we have now and how can we make it better?” Instead, let’s ask, “What can we imagine for ourselves and the world?” If we do that, then boundless possibilities of a more just world await us.” – Mariame Kaba, “So You’re Thinking About Becoming an Abolitionist



Mariame Kaba

Ameer Loggins

Christopher Petrella

Connie Wun


Nikki Jones 

Gabriel Regalado