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March 5, 2012


Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation

By Beth E. Richie

When: Tuesday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South, Suite 201
New York, NY 10012

Series: IRRPP Elsewhere

Join us for a conversation with scholar activist Beth Richie and a panel of national and local activists working to end violence against women and prison abolition as a feminist issue. This conversation will be centered on Richie's new book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation, and will explore issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization alongside questions of public policy and gender violence.

Panelists include:

  • Dana Davis - Associate Chair of the Masters Program in Urban Studies at Queens College, Faculty, Ph.D Program in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and author of Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform: Between A Rock And A Hard Place
  • Cara Page - Black Queer Feminist and Anti-violence Organizer, Executive Director of the Audre Lorde Project, and former National Director of the Committee on Women, Population and the Environment
  • Elsa Rios - Founder of Strategies for Social Change, a women-owned coaching and organizational development firm, previously Founding Director of the Violence Intervention Program, and former Chief of Staff of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Andrea Ritchie - Police misconduct lawyer, Organizer and Coordinator of Streetwise and Safe (SAS), and co-author of Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the U.S.

This event is free and open to the public