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Derecka Purnell

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Derecka Purnell On Living (and Loving) Outside the Police State

UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham

What do Stranger Things, social media and sexual violence all have in common? They all figure into Derecka Purnell’s brilliant world philosophy about abolition—the effort to move beyond police, and the violence too often associated with them. In this episode, host Brittany Packnett Cunningham sits down with her friend, the writer and professor, to hear more. This is a conversation about scaling big ideas down to day-to-day practice. But first, this week’s UNtrending News.For more information on abolitionist books resources, visit here or here.To sign up for The Meteor's newsletter, click here. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43mins

29 Sep 2022

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Derecka Purnell on the Necessary Unlearning of Policing

PEN America Works of Justice

PEN America Prison and Justice Writing Postgraduate Fellow Sophia Ramirez speaks with Derecka Purnell about her latest book, Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. In this episode, Purnell discusses the meaning of abolition, the problem with social media activism, and what keeps us hopeful when pushing for change.

31mins

21 Apr 2022

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32 - Sanctions Kill, Derecka Purnell, and a Crumbling Empire

The Last Dope Intellectual

In episode twelve of season two, co-hosts Dr. CBS and Dr. Layla Brown, start by shooting the shit with producer, Too Black, about the devastation of sanctions in relation to Guinea, Mali and the global south. In her "Planting Thoughts" segment, Layla breaks down the peperomia Polybotrya “raindrop”; Southern America, Columbia, and Peru which can tolerate low light, but prefers bright, indirect light. For our interview, co-hosts Dr. CBS and Dr. Layla Brown, talk with lawyer, activist, and author Derecka Purnell about her new book, Becoming an Abolitionist. In Risse’s Rants, Dr. CBS goes in about the ineptitude of the 5g rollout in the US and the decline of empire. Tap in to this episode of LDI--and be sure to subscribe to the channel and consider becoming a Patreon! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LDIpodcast Twitter: @ldipodcast Instagram: @ldipodcast

1hr 45mins

28 Jan 2022

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(Blank) The Police, Fire the police! Police ABOLITIONIST Derecka Purnell on #PoliceReform & Freedom

Get On Code - The Fly Guys Show (Podcast)

Fill in the blank: _____________ the police, Fire the police, Forget the police, says our Get On Code guest! "In the midst of a pandemic, politicians have expanded police power to enforce public health orders, diverting resources from life saving programs and increasing the risk of police violence, infection, and harm". What about the murderers? What about sexual violence? What about Black on Black crime? How do we stay safe? Author and Lawyer JD Derecka Purnell believes that police reform can’t and won’t work, and that abolition is the only path forward. DERECKA PURNELL received her JD from Harvard Law School and works to end police and prison violence by providing legal assistance, research, and training to community-based organizations through an abolitionist framework. Her work and writing has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, The Appeal, Truthout, Slate, and many other publications. She is the co-creator of the COVID19 Policing Project at the Community Resource Hub for Safety Accountability. https://twitter.com/dereckapurnell & https://www.derecka.com/ Focused on #Empowerment, specifically #BlackEmpowerment, the Get On Code (The Fly Guy Show), is built on the #EmpowermentAgenda, and led by the Conscious Ω Bruh' @SekoVarner aka #MrEmpowerment. #GetOnCodeShow #GetOnCodePodcast #TheFlyGuysShow Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Email TheFlyGuysShow@gmail.com .    Private Money for Real Estate Investments: PositiveVibesFinancial@gmail.com   Purify yourself, house, and environment to remain safe: https://www.vollara.com/PositiveVibes Invest with Acorns: https://www.acorns.com/invite?code=zd3daa Invest in stocks via STASH: https://get.stashinvest.com/sekosq72j Fix your credit: https://positivevibes.myecon.net/my-credit-system/ Healthy Health & Beauty products:  http://commonscents4u.org/ Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/get-on-code/message

30mins

10 Oct 2021

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Derecka Purnell

Gareth's Guests

This is no ordinary interview. It’s a disaster for the interviewee. Derecka Purnell, a Harvard graduate has written a book about abolishing the police. It comes in the wake of the George Floyd killing, which was one of the biggest stories in the year 2020. While her book may seem like a bold exposition of her ideas, it became very clear, very quickly in the interview that she is just another ideologue with no attachment to reality - and probably someone who has never been challenged in a single discussion before this one. If you want to hear why you shouldn’t send your child to an Ivy League university, this will help you. If you’re looking to abolish the police, all your work is still ahead of you, I’m afraid.

29mins

6 Oct 2021

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The Political is Personal: The Journey to Abolition with Derecka Purnell

Women Fight Back!

What does it mean to fight for a world without mass incarceration and police violence? On today’s show we joined by human rights lawyer, organizer, and author Derecka Purnell to discuss her new book titled "Becoming Abolitionist: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom." We reflect together on how capitalism is at the heart of the continued violence at the hands of the police, and what future is possible beyond this system. Join us in exploring the themes from Derecka's book, like the history of slavery, settler colonialism, imperialism, as well as the love at the heart of the struggle. 

29mins

2 Oct 2021

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Keeping Up with the Congressians - Capitol Hill Crunch Time | Derecka Purnell

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Trevor covers a nail-biting showdown in Congress, Roy Wood Jr. and Dulcé Sloan discuss outsized media coverage of missing white women, and Derecka Purnell talks "Becoming Abolitionists." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31mins

30 Sep 2021

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Ep. 183 Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson -- The Stacks Book Club (Derecka Purnell)

The Stacks

Today on The Stacks we discuss the book that inspired this podcast, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson. We're joined by Derecka Purnell (activist and author of the forthcoming Becoming Abolitionists) to delve into this Pulitzer Prize winning book; the coverup, the legacy, and the ways we rely on a superficial notion of justice.There are minor spoilers on this episode.You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/09/29/ep-183-blood-in-the-waterBe sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out our book club pick for October!Connect with Derecka: Twitter | Instagram | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonTo support The Stacks and find out more from this week’s sponsors, click here.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 3mins

29 Sep 2021

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Ep. 179 Imagining Better with Derecka Purnell

The Stacks

Our guest today is lawyer, writer, activist, organizer, and author Derecka Purnell. Derecka joins us to discuss her forthcoming debut book, Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom out October 5th. Our conversation is an inspiring discussion around police abolition, imagination, and the books that have informed Derecka’s thinking.The Stacks Book Club selection for September is Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson. We will discuss the book with Derecka Purnell on Wednesday September 29th.You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/09/01/ep-179-derecka-purnell Connect with Derecka: Twitter | Instagram | WebsiteConnect with The Stacks: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon | Shop | GoodreadsSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonTo support The Stacks and find out more from this week’s sponsors, click here.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58mins

1 Sep 2021

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Lawyering for Liberation w/ Derecka Purnell and Amna Akbar

Haymarket Books Live

Join Law for Black Lives, Amna Akbar and Derecka Purnell for a discussion about what it means for lawyers to build the power of the law.Law for Black Lives is a national community of radical lawyers and legal workers committed to transforming the law and building the power of organizing to defend, protect and advance Black Liberation across the globe. ----------------------------------------------------Speakers:Amna Akbar is a professor of law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She writes about policing and social movements, with a focus on grassroots demands for social change.Derecka Purnell is is a human rights lawyer, writer, and organizer. Since graduating from Harvard Law School, she has worked to end police and prison violence nationwide by providing legal assistance, research, and trainings to community based organizations through an abolitionist framework. Derecka is currently a columnist at The Guardian and Deputy Director of Spirit of Justice Center. She is the author for the forthcoming book Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom.Marbre Stahly-Butts, Executive Director of Law for Black Lives works closely with organizers and communities across the country to advance and actualize radical policy. Marbre is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for National Bail Out Collective, the group behind Black Mama's Day Bail Out. She currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Movement For Black Lives Policy Table and helped develop the Vision for Black Lives Policy Platform. Since graduating from Yale Law School in 2013, Marbre has supported local and national organizations from across the country in their policy development and advocacy. She joined the Center for Popular Democracy as a Soros Justice Fellow in Fall 2013. Her Soros Justice work focused on organizing and working with families affected by aggressive policing and criminal justice policies in New York City in order to develop meaningful bottom up policy reforms. While in law school, Marbre focused on the intersection of criminal justice and civil rights and gained legal experience with the Bronx Defenders, the Equal Justice Initiative and the Prison Policy Initiative. Before law school Marbre received her Masters in African Studies from Oxford University and worked in Zimbabwe organizing communities impacted by violence and then in South Africa teaching at Nelson Mandela’s alma mater. Marbre graduated from Columbia University, with a BA in African-American History and Human Rights.----------------------------------------------------This event is co-sponsored by Haymarket Books and Law for Black Lives.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/Jxvem9THmscBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 33mins

4 Jun 2021

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