Beyond "Abolish ICE": Abolition in the Immigration Context
What does it mean to "Abolish ICE?" How did we arrive at this moment, and where do we go from here? Join New Sanctuary Academy, a monthly popular education series featuring immigration scholars and activists. Through the series, we hope to deepen our understanding how Abolish ICE intersects with broader abolition movements, and to explore the path toward abolishing ICE in practical, tangible ways.
Links to recordings of the sessions are below.
- The Criminalization of Immigration
- The Racist History of US Immigration Laws
- The Intersection of US Foreign and Domestic Policies
- Beyond "Abolish ICE": Abolition in the Immigration Context
Session 1: The Criminalization of Immigration
- Alina Das, Co-director of the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic & author of No Justice in the Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants
- Jean Guerrero, journalist & author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda
- Carl Hamad-Lipscombe, Incoming Director of Advocacy & Policy at Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
- Amy Gottlieb, Associate Regional Director for the Northeast Region of the American Friends Service Committee
Session 2: The Racist History of US Immigration Laws
- Angelo Guisado, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
- Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director, New Sanctuary Coalition
- Sarah Sklaw, PhD Candidate, NYU
- Kevin Zambrano, NYU Gallitan/Class of 2020
Session 3: The Intersection of US Foreign & Domestic Policies
- Juan González: Award-winning broadcast journalist and investigative reporter, co-host of Democracy Now!
- Nina Lakhani: Environmental Justice correspondent/Guardian U.S, author of Who Killed Berta Cáceres: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet
- John Washington: Journalist, translator, and activist; author of The Dispossessed.
Session 4: Beyond "Abolish ICE"
- Abraham Paulos, Deputy Director of Policy and Communications at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
- Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network (DWN)
- jamila hammami, Organizer, Free Migration Project Board of Directors, Open Borders Conference Steering Committee, PhD student/CUNY Graduate Center, co-founder and former Executive Director/Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
Special thanks to Thomas Ervich for our artwork.