BOOK TALK “Unbuild Walls” by author Silky Shah in conversation with Claudia Muñoz at Basket Books + Art

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BOOK TALK “Unbuild Walls” by author Silky Shah in conversation with Claudia Muñoz at Basket Books + Art

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Join Silky Shah, author of Unbuild Walls in conversation with immigrant justice organizer Claudia Muñoz at Basket Books + Art.
“Those who build walls are their own prisoners. I am going to go fulfill my proper function in the social organism. I’m going to go unbuild walls.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
Drawing from over 20 years of activism on local and national levels, this striking book offers an organizer’s perspective on the intersections of immigrant rights, racial justice, and prison abolition.
“Unbuild Walls” (Haymarket Books, 2024) dives into US immigration policy and its relationship to mass incarceration, from the last forty years up to the present, showing how the prison-industrial complex and immigration enforcement are intertwined systems of repression. As organizer Silky Shah argues in Unbuild Walls, we must move beyond building nicer cages or advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. Our only hope for creating a liberated society for all, she insists, is abolition.
Incorporating historical and legal analyses, Shah’s personal experience as an organizer, as well as stories of people, campaigns, organizations, and localities that have resisted detention and deportation, Shah assesses the movement’s strategies, challenges, successes, and shortcomings. Featuring a foreword by Amna A. Akbar, Unbuild Walls is an expansive and radical intervention, bridging the gaps between movements for immigrant rights, racial justice, and prison abolition.

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Date:
May 17
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Basket Books + Art
115 Hyde Park Blvd.
Houston, 77006 United States
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(281) 846-6017
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