“I chose Abolition Now in honor of Angela Davis writings on Prison Abolition. For me, Prison Abolition must also extend to include ICE Detention Centers which are only the latest example of the ongoing expansion of the Prison Industrial Complex.
Ken Gonzales-Day is Los Angeles based artist whose interdisciplinary practice considers the historical construction of race and the limits of representational systems ranging from lynching photographs to museum displays. His widely exhibited Erased Lynching series (2006), along with the publication of Lynching in the West: 1850-1935 (2006), transformed the understanding of racialized violence in the United States and raised awareness of the lynching of Latinos, Native Americans, Asians, along with African-Americans, in California’s early history.
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