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“What if abolition isn’t a shattering thing, not a crashing thing, not a wrecking ball event?

What if abolition is something that sprouts out of the wet places of our eyes, the broken places in our skin, the waiting places in our palms, the tremble holding in my mouth when I turn to you?

What if abolition is something that grows?

What if abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex is the fruit of our diligent gardening, building and deepening of a movement to respond to the violence of the state and the violence in our communities with sustainable, transformative love?”

“Freedom Seeds: Growing Abolition in Durham North Carolina” – Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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