In 2023, NLG is reading No More Police in an effort to continue expanding our abolitionist principle and praxis. Join us as we learn and grow together! We encourage NLG Chapters, Committees, unofficial friend groups, individual members, and everyone we know to read, gather, and discuss No More Police and the world it boldly imagines.
For support in creating your own local book club, check out the official No More Police discussion guide.
To purchase the book from a local bookstore, you can order online from Bookshop.org.
About the book:
In this powerful call to action, New York Times bestselling author Mariame Kaba and attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie detail why policing doesn’t stop violence, instead perpetuating widespread harm; outline the many failures of contemporary police reforms; and explore demands to defund police, divest from policing, and invest in community resources to create greater safety through a Black feminist lens.
Centering survivors of state, interpersonal, and community-based violence, and highlighting uprisings, campaigns, and community-based projects, No More Police makes a compelling case for a world where the tools required to prevent, interrupt, and transform violence in all its forms are abundant. Part handbook, part road map, No More Police calls on us to turn away from systems that perpetrate violence in the name of ending it toward a world where violence is the exception, and safe, well-resourced and thriving communities are the rule.