Dr. Ben Robinson
Ben is an abolitionist organizer and educator and is one of the Live Free Texas Organizers at Faith in Texas. He holds a PhD from Southern Methodist University in the field of Religion and Culture and also received a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. He has taught at Southern Methodist University and Perkins School of Theology on the relationship between religion, racism, and capitalism.
His research and organizing focus on undoing the systems of policing and incarceration and building a world in which our needs are met and harms are addressed in the community. Ben wants to uproot the lie that cops and cages make us safe, and to radically reimagine together what it means to thrive and be safe, beyond policing and imprisonment.