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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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BOOK DRIVE + SOFT LAUNCH 7/11 @ BOOKWORKS 6-7:30pm

The Mobile Abolition Library is a collaboration between sheri crider and Bernadine Hernández and Martín Wannam, members of FRONTERISTXS Collective in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The library was designed, built and organized by sheri crider in conjunction with her Art For Justice Fellowship. The project leverages multiple artist and community collaborations to create this ambitious project. Delilah Montoya, John-Mark Collins, A Good Sign, ACLUNM. In addition to these incredible partners, BOOKWORKS has been essential in hosting the book drive for the library.

The Mobile Abolition Library is an initiative pushing against one-dimensional narratives of crime and punishment. The library holds over 300 books, a rotating collection of abolition centered zines, regional abolitionist seed for distribution a digital portrait archive of incarcerated narratives. The project underscores the importance of re-imagining public spaces as living, dynamic spaces that can amplify marginalized voices while supporting complicated conversations to envision a more equitable future. The Mobile Abolition Library is an initiative pushing against one-dimensional narratives of crimes and punishment. The mobile library is a three hundred book library, collection of abolition centered zines, an abolition seed library, a digital portrait archive of incarcerated narratives and collection site for creating an immigration archive. The project underscores the importance of re-imagining public spaces as living, dynamic spaces that can amplify marginalized voices while supporting complicated conversations to envision a more equitable future. 

ADD TO OUR DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF FORMERLY INCARCERATED NARRATIVE HERE

Receive a stipend and a 12″x18″ portrait for participating!

DONATE BOOKS TO THE LIBRARY HERE  

We accept NEW and USED books!! In the spirit of generosity and abolition, we hope to have multiple copies of books to leave with readers and communities. We are so grateful to Bookworks one of Albuquerque’s last remaining local, independent bookstores is our incredible local partner hosting the book drive to community source the physical books for the library. Authors, book lovers, Abolitionists world wide are encouraged to purchase the books for the traveling library. Click here to purchase books and become a supporter of this project, we also accept used books. Find our complete book list here.

The Mobile Abolition Library is an initiative pushing against one-dimensional narratives of crimes and punishment. The mobile library is a three hundred book library, collection of abolition centered zines, an abolition seed library and a digital portrait archive of incarcerated narratives. The project underscores the importance of re-imagining public spaces as living, dynamic spaces that can amplify marginalized voices while supporting complicated conversations to envision a more equitable future. 

The Mobile Abolition Library (TMAL) is a collaboration between sheri crider and Bernadine Hernández and Martín Wannam, members of FRONTERISTXS Collective in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The library was designed, built and organized by sheri crider in conjunction with her Art For Justice Fellowship. The project leverages multiple artist and community collaborations to create this ambitious project. Delilah Montoya, John-Mark Collins, A Good Sign, ACLUNM. In addition to these incredible partners, BOOKWORKS has been essential in hosting the book drive for the library.

Our engagement strategy is centered in its foundational belief that people of diverse communities need to talk to each other to shift local and regional narratives on crime and safety. We believe an abolitionist future is unattainable situated in binary conversations. The project will welcome vulnerability, care and listening. Strategically, the library and its programming will travel to diverse sites, ranging from community libraries, grocery stores, farmers markets to detention centers, malls and community organizing sites. We will seek out community members to address meaningful local issues, ranging from mass incarceration, state/federal economic reinvestment of community resources, to migrant rights. Tailored outreach at every stop ensures maximal impact. In border areas like Columbus, the focus shifts to migrant narratives and border stories. In proximity to private/state/federal prison zones, we lean into our C.A.R.E program to educate communities about transformative justice. As we traverse throughout New Mexico, we hope to rewrite narratives, inspire conversations, and build a future rooted in understanding, compassion, and justice. 

The Mobile Abolition Library will be an ongoing project in coordination with a 2025 statewide series of exhibitions. The series of museum exhibitions includes University of New Mexico Art Museum, New Mexico State University Art Museum. 

There are multiple other ways you can be involved and request the Mobile Abolition Library to visit your site. Please send all inquiries to stfsubmissions@gmail.com.

Thank you to our partners and supporters!

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