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A Different Future is Possible

Examples from other cities

Participatory Budgeting

  • Participatory Budgeting Project
    • The Participatory Budgeting Project empowers people to decide together how to spend public money. They create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective.

“Abolition – Political Education” 

  • Reformist Reforms v. Abolitionist Steps
    • Practical guide for understanding what kinds of reforms we should support, and what kinds further expand the system under the guise of “reform”
  • Prison Abolition Syllabus 2.0
    • Compilation of readings, book recommendations
  • If You’re New to Abolition: Study Group Guide (very user-friendly)
    • Week one: Prisons and Policing in the U.S. as a History of anti-Blackness
    • Week two: The Prison Industrial Complex
    • Week three: Policing and Imprisonment as Racial Violence
    • Week four: Reformist Reforms vs. Abolitionist Steps
    • Week five: Feminist, Queer and Trans Abolitionism
    • Week six: Abolitionist Alternatives
  • Envisioning Abolition Democracy
    • Essay detailing the concept of abolition democracy, a conception of justice that doesn’t rely on prisons, and police, and case studies from Chicago abolition movements.