October 31, 2022

The Embodying Abolition Program at the Q Center aims to create a learning experience that gives students space and support to deconstruct and obliterate carceral, disposability and dispossession logics through exploring critical theories and somatic praxis. We recognize through our work that society superimposes white dominant and supremacist heteropatriarchy in our lives relentlessly. Due to the impact of capitalism and all of its byproducts, we rarely have time to recenter ourselves to understand and deconstruct what harms we are perpetuating, where our innovation lives, what oppression logic has seeped into our minds and bodies (and how to release this logic holistically), or what new realities exist. Embodying Abolition is a radical Queer effort to create this recentering space through a speaker series, somatic workshops, and a culminating retreat – all grounded in the theory and principles of abolition. 
Come join us, as we engage in this project that focuses on embodying the concept and principles of abolition, built on the foundation of queerness as a political ideology.Our first session will be on Wednesday, November 16th. The event will be hybrid so that those who cannot be with us in person may still attend. 
Program duration: 12-3:30 pm PDT
Location: Q Center, Husky Union Building (HUB) room 315 
Q Center doors open at 12 pm, with lunch (provided by Q Center for in-person attendees, from Frelard Tamales [frelardtamales.com]) at 12:30 pm, and programming from 1-3:30 pm. 
Please register for the session here: tinyurl.com/eafirstsession [tinyurl.com].