Book cover of "Decarcerating Disability" by Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe
Lecture/Talk/Panel

Book Talk: Decarcerating Disability

Event Details

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Online

Free

Online registration or tickets


Contact

Kim Enderle

kenderle@umass.edu

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

A book talk by Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe on Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition. Published in 2020, Decarcerating Disability provides case studies that show how prison abolition is not an unattainable goal but rather a reality and explores how it plays out in different arenas of incarceration—antipsychiatry, the field of intellectual disabilities, and the fight against the prison-industrial complex. Ben-Moshe's analysis of lived experience, history, and culture charts a way out of a failing system of incarceration. A discussion moderated by Dr. Toussaint Losier will follow.