How to Lose the Hounds: Maroon Geographies and a World Beyond Policing with Dr. Celeste Winston

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Fisher Bennett Hall

English Faculty Lounge

This location is ADA accessible

The gen/sex reading group is pleased to host Dr. Celeste Winston (Temple) for a talk and discussion on Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the English Faculty Lounge to discuss her new book, How to Lose the Hounds: Maroon Geographies and a World Beyond Policing. 

Celeste Winston is an abolitionist geographer and Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. She received a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her work is driven by her love and accountability for Black people and communities. She centers everyday Black life and placemaking practices as models for liberation. She aims to generate evidence for more livable and equitable geographies by tracing the legacies of Black alternative ways of living and building communities across space and time. Her first book How to Lose the Hounds: Maroon Geographies and a World beyond Policing is a guide to police abolition connecting slavery-era Black freedom struggles and modern efforts to build a world beyond policing. Amid rising calls for abolition, this book reveals long-standing ways to secure public safety and community well-being without police.
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This event is co-sponsored by the FQT, the Center for Africana Studies, and Urban Studies

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