Abolition and Healing with Jerome Morgan and jackie sumell

We invite UC Santa Cruz students, staff, and faculty to join us for a live conversation about incarceration, harm, and healing with Jerome Morgan and jackie sumell.

Jerome Morgan was wrongfully incarcerated at the age of 17 in Angola State Penitentiary for 20 years before he was fully exonerated in 2016. He is an entrepreneurship and organizer, mobilizing communities to confront systems of oppression and to create spaces to heal from the traumas caused by the criminal legal system. jackie sumell is an artist and abolitionist organizer. Her public art and garden project, Solitary Garden, a collaboration with Tim Young, who is currently on Death Row in San Quentin, is on view at UC Santa Cruz. Jerome and jackie will discuss their individual approaches to mutual aid and organizing against carceral systems. They will speak about their shared work with New Orleans youth at the Ngombo Café and Sanctuary, a café and healing space created by exonerees, artists, and activists which aims to “provide plant based products grown in tandem with incarcerated individuals to facilitate healing for the communities they have been accused of harming. It is through this unique collaboration that we envision a world without prisons.”

Faculty, staff, and students must be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols and the badge system for clearance to be on campus. Please wear your face covering at this event. Check your Health e-Messenger for your daily clearance.

This event is collaboratively produced and sponsored by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, the Dean of Humanities, The Humanities Institute, and the Education Department at UC Santa Cruz.

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Digital Arts Research Center, 108
453 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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