Gender Stories
Gender Stories
13 Jul 2020
Abolition as everyday practice: a conversation with Deana Ayers
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Alex Iantaffi discusses prison abolition with Deana Ayers, a 21 years old Black, nonbinary organizer. They graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of North Texas. As a college student Deana was involved with student government, reproductive justice organizing, and a push for transformative justice and police abolition. They are currently living in Minneapolis, MN with their girlfriend, where they are interning for an economic justice organization and writing articles about prison industrial complex abolition, political education, and the social work profession. You can check out their published articles in their portfolio at and follow them on Twitter @deanajayers. 

Deana's call to action is to support a working class Latinx community in their journey to getting clean water:

If you want to find out more about prison abolition in Minneapolis, check out the following websites: MPD 150 and Black Visions Collective

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