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Freedom to Grow

A new zine by youth from the Lower Eastside Girls Club and jackie sumell

"To me abolition is building community and building people up— returning humanity to people who have had it taken away from them. Abolition is also about creating spaces. Like the quote "Destruction creates new spaces to grow," that we painted on the garden shed at the Queensbridge Houses." — Abril Macapia, Intern at the Lower Eastside Girls Club

To accompany their activation of Homeroom, The Lower Eastside Girls Club and jackie sumell created a zine! The "Freedom to Grow" zine comes out of a two-year long collaboration investigating the connections between prison abolition and ecology. The zine's interviews, photos, poems, and learnings invite us to practice abolition as a process of creation, invention, and imagination.

"To me abolition is building community and building people up— returning humanity to people who have had it taken away from them. Abolition is also about creating spaces. Like the quote "Destruction creates new spaces to grow," that we painted on the garden shed at the Queensbridge Houses." — Abril Macapia, Intern at the Lower Eastside Girls Club

To accompany their activation of Homeroom, The Lower Eastside Girls Club and jackie sumell created a zine! The "Freedom to Grow" zine comes out of a two-year long collaboration investigating the connections between prison abolition and ecology. The zine's interviews, photos, poems, and learnings invite us to practice abolition as a process of creation, invention, and imagination.