• TOWARDS ABOLITION:

    A LEARNING AND ACTION GUIDE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

     

    “Abolition is about presence, not absence. It’s about building life-affirming institutions.”

    —Ruth Wilson Gilmore, abolitionist scholar and activist

     

     

    Public health education teaches us to transform systems to create wellbeing for the most people possible. Public health defines health not as merely the absence of disease, but as addressing all of the conditions and determinants that we know create health and wellbeing at the community and population levels. On its face, public health is working to create the life-affirming institutions that Gilmore challenges us all to build.

     

    Abolition is life-affirming and that should be an ultimate goal for public health.

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    PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: ADVERSE IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

  • 2

    INTRO TO PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX ABOLITION

  • 3

    HOW PUBLIC HEALTH CONTRIBUTES TO POLICING AND PRISONS

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    INFECTIOUS DISEASE

    SURVEILLANCE AND CRIMINALIZATION

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    PATRIARCHAL AND

    INTIMATE VIOLENCE

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    CRIMINALIZATION 

    IN THE SEX TRADE

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    CRIMINALIZATION OF SURVIVAL

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    FAMILY REGULATION AND REPRODUCTIVE CONTROL

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    PUBLIC HEALTH AND

    THE WAR ON DRUGS

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    REFORM OR ABOLITION?

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    ABOLITION IN

    PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE