ARRESTED JUSTICE: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation A Conversation with Beth E. Richie

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.

4pm - 6pm
Reception & Book Signing: 6pm-7pm

Please RSVP to Betsy Steve at by March 1.