Hosted by the Global Arts + Humanities Society of Fellows
Liat Ben-Moshe is an associate professor of criminology, law and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, working at the intersection of disability/madness, incarceration/decarceration and abolition.
Building on her book, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (2020), Ben-Moshe will show how abolition is not an unattainable goal but rather a reality, and how it plays out in different arenas of incarceration — antipsychiatry, the field of intellectual disabilities and the fight against the prison-industrial complex. Following her presentation, Ben-Moshe will facilitate discussion around key terms, concepts and practices linked to abolition and freedom dreams, including exploration of some of the limitations of disability rights and inclusion discourses.
This event is cosponsored by the Global Arts + Humanities and the Disability Studies Program