Marissa Alexander: Survived and Punished

Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence who was sentenced to a 20 year mandatory minimum sentence for firing a single warning shot into the ceiling. Learn about her story and the creative organizing that successfully fought for her freedom.

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activism, class, democracy, gender, history, policy, politics, prisons, race, violence

Joan Little – Survived and Punished

Joan Little was the first woman acquitted of murder on the grounds of of self-defense against sexual violence. Learn about her story and the global organizing that successfully fought for her freedom.

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activism, class, democracy, gender, history, policy, prisons, race, violence

Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks

Bystander intervention that does not rely on the police.

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activism, gender, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Dean Spade: CLAGS 2016 Kessler Award Lecture

"When We Win We Lose: Mainstreaming and the Redistribution of Respectability"

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activism, economic justice, gender, policy, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Queer Liberation: No Prisons, No Borders

Video by Dean Spade + Hope Dector. Featuring Reina Gossett, Angélica Cházaro, CeCe McDonald, and Dean Spade.

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activism, gender, immigration, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Scholar and Feminist Online: 13.2
Spring 2016

Navigating Neoliberalism in the Academy, Nonprofits, and Beyond

Soniya Munshi and Craig Willse

This issue of S&F Online looks at the nonprofit and the university as two key sites in which neoliberal social and economic formations are constituted and contested. Emerging out of a 2009 meeting at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting convened by Munshi and Willse and drawing on the theoretical and historical models articulated by INCITE! Women, Gender Non-conforming, and Trans People of Color Against Violence, the collection asks: What are the possibilities for transformative politics given the capacity of neoliberal capital to incorporate, absorb and/or neutralize demands for social justice?

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academy, activism, economic justice, education, gender, immigration, intersectionality, labor, policy, politics, prisons, queer, race

Event Oval, Diana Center
Feb 27, 2016 | 10:00AM

Scholar & Feminist 41: Sustainabilities

Reina Gossett, Cara Page, Krystal Portalatin, Joo-Hyun Kang & more.

REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM SPEAKERS Description—#sf41 In the forty-first year of BCRW’s cornerstone conference, we are taking seriously the framework of sustainability to ask how we can sustain the material, financial, creative, cultural, spiritual, and communal resources necessary to maintain the vitality of our communities, movements, and critical feminist inquiries. The conference brings together feminist scholars, […]

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activism, disability, healing justice, housing, LGBT, policing, prisons, queer, race, racial justice, transgender, transnational

Dean Spade: History of Queers Against Police

Dean Spade talks about the dramatic shifts in queer and trans movements over the last 50 years with the emergence in the 1990s of a highly visible and well-funded gay rights movement whose demand for inclusion in hate crime legislation and police protection goes against queer and trans community-based grassroots organizing to end police and state violence since the 1960s.

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activism, class, gender, history, intersectionality, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Barnard College and SUNY Stony Brook, Manhattan Campus
Sep 24, 2015 | 9:00AM

Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique

Gina Dent, Karla Holloway, David Scott, and more

ABOUT THE EVENT Described by Henry Louis Gates as ‘Black Britain’s leading theorist of Black Britain,’ Stuart Hall was the preeminent post-colonial intellectual of Great Britain from the 1960s until his death in 2014. One of the founders of ‘cultural studies,’ Hall’s influence extended across the intellectual spectrum of the Left, rocking political and academic […]

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economic justice, gender, policing, prisons, race

BCRW
Feb 11, 2015 | 12:00PM

Love and Flames: Legacies of Black Queer and Prison Abolitionist Solidarity with Palestinian Struggle

Che Gossett

In this paper, Community Activist and Student Coordinator Che Gossett examines the legacies of Black queer solidarity with Palestinian struggle by excavating June Jordan and James Baldwin’s archives for what Jose Muñoz called the performative force of the past and its import for current prison abolitionist, Palestinian solidarity and anti-pinkwashing movements. Looking as well at […]

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activism, africana, arts, history, intersectionality, literature, prisons, race

Scholar and Feminist Online: 12.1-12.2
Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Activism and the Academy

Janet R. Jakobsen and Catherine Sameh

This issue is organized around continuing the conversations that took place between scholars, activists, and scholar/activists at these conferences. In their writing, the contributors take up the discussions begun at the panels and included here in video, so as to shed light on the complexity of oppressions in the current moment—and remind those committed to a more just world to celebrate the good times we’ve had, and imagine those we might create.

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academy, activism, arts, barnard, class, economic justice, education, gender, history, labor, prisons, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender, transnational

“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

A conversation with CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, and Dean Spade.

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, human rights, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence