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Events

APBP hosts events throughout the year to raise awareness about mass incarceration in our society. Come join us at an event.

Public Talk: Renaldo Hudson, “Ending Perpetual Punishment”

When: Wednesday, October 19 | 7:30–8:30 pm EST
Where: Milano Reading Room in the WVU Downtown Library
Virtual Option: Register to see the event via Zoom.

Renaldo Hudson is the Education Director of the Illinois Prison Project and a community organizer who focuses on ending perpetual punishment. He spent over 37 years in prison, including more than a dozen on death row. While incarcerated, Renaldo developed a groundbreaking prison newspaper and a transformational peer education program. He’s also an artist who works in acrylic and oil. In September 2020, Governor Pritzker commuted his life sentence, and he was released.

Renaldo’s educational work has been featured in the BBC, Chicago TribuneNBC NewsChicago Magazine, the Sentencing Project, and the Global Leadership Summit.

This event is sponsored by the WVU Higher Education in Prison Initiative, WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, WVU School of Social Work, WVU Department of English, and the Appalachian Prison Book Project.

Free Virtual Book Discussion of Mariame Kaba’s We Do This ‘Til We Free Us

When: Sunday, November 13 | 7:00 pm
Access: Register to attend.

Join APBP’s abolition working group’s first virtual book discussion. We will be talking about We Do This ‘Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba, an excellent text for anyone interested in learning more about abolitionist organizing and transformative justice.

Advanced registration is required. The deadline to register is November 6.