Abolition in Action Series

Since our most recent victory in May 2020– passing an ordinance that will require the City of San Francisco permanently close County Jail 4 at 850 Bryant by November 1st, 2020— No New SF Jail Coalition has started to build a San Francisco movement to abolish all of SF’s cages and methods of criminalization, through a series of political education and skill-share events each month.

Abolition in Action Series Flyer

Through our Abolition In Action Series, we gather virtually once each month for a community workshop on our campaign to #ShutDown850 and discuss ways to build an abolitionist future for San Francisco, a future for us all.

Each month focuses on a new topic related to building a jail-free, police-free, criminalization-free San Francisco–from a People’s Assessment of the Ordinance to Close 850 (May), to Re-entry Support & Resources for folks recently released from SF jails (June), People’s Budgeting for the City budget (July), Domestic Violence & Intervening in Interpersonal Harm and much more.



For Our August Session…

SAVE THE DATE: August 27th, 5:30pm

for a Community Panel and mini-training on Harm Reduction & Decriminalization

More information coming soon!



Past Abolition in Action (AiA) Series Events:

AiA Event #3: July’s Funding Our Communities (Community Workshop on Budget Strategy for Abolition)


AiA Event #2: June’s Getting Out & Getting Free (Community Panel on Reentry Services, Experiences & Resources)

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For June’s Abolition in Action Series Event–Getting Out & Getting Free–, we were joined by over 100 people, many of whom have family members currently imprisoned in prisons and jails, as well as a few former prisoners, service providers and community organizers–for a community panel of grassroots experts on ReEntry experiences, struggles, services & resources. 

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Graphic of the Event by Jasmin Pamukcu



AiA Event #1: May’s #ShutDown850 People’s Assessment of the Ordinance

Black & White Photo Music Event Concert Instagram Post

You can view the presentation of the event in this video here:


View the information shared in the presentation here:  #Shutdown850 People’s Assessment Slides.