In this workshop, organizers zara raven and Raani Begum introduce participants to the concepts of prison abolition and harm reduction, equipping folks with skills to actively create safety in their communities, with a central focus on the needs and experiences of criminalized communities in drug and sex trades. Attendees will walk away with practical everyday strategies they can implement in building a police-free world!

Saturday  September 16th
5:30-7:00 PM


zara raven is a Caribbean queer mama, educator, and organizer working to create safety without prisons or policing. zara is involved in a number of collectives working to build the capacity of communities to care for those at the margins. zara loves book clubs, dance cardio, and most recently, axe throwing.

Raani Begum is a queer, migrant, disabled, full-service sex worker, organizer, and writer. Raani is a core organizer in Project SAFE and Philadelphia Red Umbrella Alliance and a member of Heaux History and Mad Ecologies. Raani reads, builds community, and writes. She comes from Pakistan and Myanmar and leans on their migrant and sex working knowledge when community building.


Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125


Penn Treaty Park is ramp-accessible. The nearest restrooms are a 5-minute walk away. Water and snacks will be provided. ASL interpretation, on-site childcare, and Spanish translation are available upon request (you can specify your requests in Eventbrite). This event will be entirely outdoors.


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