Groups In Kansas And Missouri Inspired By Civil Rights Push
Flatland, July 23, 2020
On a recent Wednesday evening Renee Maxwell was giving a presentation to about 15 people in front of the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri. Soon that crowd doubled, thanks to protestors wrapping up their Black Lives Matter demonstration nearby.
“It was certainly the biggest audience we’ve had since we started doing these kinds of presentations,” Maxwell said.
Maxwell was hosting a “Path to Abolition” workshop, where she discussed ways community members could reallocate funds from local police and invest in other social programs. The talk was followed by a breakout session where attendees discussed specific ways they could reduce their reliance on the police in their everyday lives.