Abolition List-Serv

Tawnshi, Hello, Tan’si , Boozhoo, Salut,

Welcome to the Abolition List-Serv.

The Abolition list-serv is an online forum for people engaged in prisoners’ struggles and penal/carceral abolition across the land colonized as Canada and elsewhere. This is an opportunity to share our work, engage in cross-movement building and strengthen our networks.

Subscribers include prisoners, grassroots activists/organizers, researchers, academics, non-government organizations and others interested in promoting prisoners’ rights, penal/carceral abolition, transformative justice, anti-racism and Indigenous resurgence, among others.  Postings to the list-serv can include calls for action, events, presentations, activities, actions, publications, conferences, reports, research and discussions relevant to an abolitionist perspective in Canada and abroad.

The Abolition list-serv has two moderators. Vicki Chartrand, an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Bishop’s University, Québec with over 15 years of experience advocating with prisoners, women and children, and Indigenous communities. Nancy Van Styvendale, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and the academic coordinator of Inspired Minds, a creative and critical writing program at two Saskatchewan jails.

We strive to create collaborative environments to help foster the embodiment of penal/carceral abolitionist values. Content that does not reflect this approach will be directed elsewhere. If you feel the list-serv is not living up to these values, please reach out and share your thoughts or experience.

If you have received this email directly, you are currently subscribed to the Canadian Abolition Network list-serv.

Subscribe to the Abolition List-Serv
Send an email to abolition-request@lists.ubishops.ca with the word “subscribe” in the message body. Make sure you do not use a signature.

Post to the Abolition List-Serv
Simply send your emails or email forwards to abolition@lists.ubishops.ca.

Unsubscribe from the Abolition List-Serv
Send an email to abolition-request@lists.ubishops.ca with only the word “unsubscribe” in the message body. Make sure you do not include a signature, and be sure to use the original e-mail account you used for subscribing.

Happy collaborating, nurturing, building, moving and growing.

In strength and solidarity,
Nancy & Vicki