What is the medical industrial complex? How is its history connected to anti-Blackness, colonialism, and ableism?
How have disabled people been institutionalized and incarcerated historically? How have previous disability movements resisted carcerality?
What carceral spaces and institutions impact disabled people beyond prisons and the police?
Mia Mingus, “Medical Industrial Complex Visual”
Keith Rosenthal, "Carceral Histories of Disability"
Katie Tastrom, “Disability Justice and Abolition”
Talila Lewis, “Disability Justice Is an Essential Part of Abolishing Police and Prisons”
Derecka Purnell, "Police Violence Is a Disability Justice Issue"
Patty Berne, “Disability Justice - A Working Draft”
Liat Ben-Moshe, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition, “Why Prisons Are Not ‘the New Asylums’”
Stella Akua Mensah, “Abolition Must Include Psychiatry”
Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu, “We Don’t Need Cops to Become Social Workers: We Need Peer Support + Community Response Networks”
HEARD, “Deaf in Prison”
Liat Ben-Moshe, Chris Chapman, and Allison Carey, Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada, “Reconsidering Confinement: Interlocking Locations and Logics of Incarceration”
Abolition and Disability Justice Collective, "Alternatives to Policing Based in Disability Justice"
Natalie Spagnuolo, “The Left Behind of the Left Behind: From Human Warehousing to Border Control, Lessons From a Disability Underclass”
Mon Mohapatra, "Unwell in a Cell"
Read the directions from Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective om how to pod map and then complete the pod mapping worksheet below. What does your pod look like? Why is it important to create interdependent webs of care, especially within the context of disability justice? How could this help us address harm and violence in our communities?