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Mariame Kaba

Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator, librarian, and prison industrial complex (PIC) abolitionist who is active in movements for racial, gender, and transformative justice. Kaba is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots abolitionist organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. Mariame co-leads the initiative Interrupting Criminalization, a project she co-founded with Andrea Ritchie in 2018.

Kaba is the author of the New York Times Bestseller  We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice (Haymarket Press 2021), Missing Daddy (Haymarket 2019), Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Faciltators  with Shira Hassan (Project NIA, 2019), See You Soon (Haymarket, March 2022) and No More Police: A Case for Abolition with Andrea Ritchie (The New Press, Aug 2022).pport and tools for repair, restoration, and moving toward a future beyond incarceration.

Upcoming Events

  • Lifting As They Climbed: Virtual Book Launch

    March 6, 2024
    Online

    Join authors Essence McDowell and Mariame Kaba for the launch of Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Trailblazing Black Women in Chicago, an essential guidebook to influential Black women from Chicago’s South and West Sides.

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  • Sojourners for Justice

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    Big news! We're honored to be working with Mariame Kaba and Neta Bomani to bring Sojourners for Justice into the world!

    Sojourners for Justice Press is a micro press that opens its platform to people working experimentally with print based media, publishing short form and ephemeral zines, pamphlets, and booklets that engage do-it-yourself, black feminist, and abolitionist philosophies.

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  • Abolitionist Starter Kit

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    Abolitionist Starter Kit: five books by acclaimed abolitionist organizers and thinkers to help sharpen our analysis, ground our strategy, and deepen our commitment to collective liberation.

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