“Prisons, Race and Abolition” – public lecture with Moana Jackson at the Mangere Central Community Hall on the 26th of October at 7pm

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Moana Jackson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou) has a long history of activism and advocacy surrounding the Criminal Injustice System in Aotearoa and around the world. He was a public critic of the state’s confiscation of the foreshore and seabed in 2004 and worked to help draft the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. When the government falsely accused left-wing and Māori sovereignty activists of terrorism, Moana spoke out against state terrorism. A lifelong champion of tino rangatiratanga, Moana now shares his understanding of the racist violence of prisons, and adds his voice to a growing call for their absolute and unqualified abolition.