The Convergence of Movements to Abolish ICE and Defund the Police

September 23, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

At the heart of both Abolish ICE and Defund the Police is a conversation about who is incarcerated and criminalized. The movements share the belief that regardless of the badge, bad law enforcement practices and policies affect the safety and well-being of people across the United States. Join us for a discussion on the increasingly intersecting coalitions between the movements and their impact in reframing the conversation around criminal justice reform with Tsion Gurmu, Legal Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Founder of the Queer Black Immigration Project; Rinku Sen, former Executive Director of Race Forward; and Sejal Zota, Legal Director and Co-Founder of Just Future Laws. Zoom Link: Sponsored by Duke Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic and Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. Cosponsored by the Office of the Dean, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, BLSA, LALSA, APALSA, MENALSA, WOCC, ACLU, NLG, OutLaw, HRLS, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and the Sanford School of Public Policy. For more information please contact Luis Basurto Villanueva at