Derecka Purnell

Derecka Purnell is a lawyer, writer, organizer, and author of forthcoming Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. She works to end police and prison violence by providing legal assistance, research, and trainings in community based organizations through an abolitionist… Continue Reading

Omavi Shukur

Omavi Shukur is a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought’s Initiative for a Just Society. He also holds an appointment as an Associate Research Scholar at Columbia Law. Omavi conducts research at the intersection of criminal law,… Continue Reading

Che Gossett

Che Gossett is a Black non binary femme writer and critical theorist specializing in queer/trans studies, aesthetic theory, abolitionist thought and black study. They received their doctorate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in May 2021. They received a… Continue Reading