LAVENDER UNIVERSITY - LECTURE BY BETH E. RICHIE
Saturday, February 1, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
“Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation” by Beth E. Richie
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 11am-1pm
This lecture will focus on the ways that the prison industrial complex has served to exacerbate violence against Black women. The emphasis will be on intimate partner abuse as well as systematic violence and the role that race, class, gender, sexuality and other markers of social disadvantage put people in the path of the punishment industry. It will include the redemptive possibility of prison abolition as philosophical and practical solution.
Beth E. Richie, PhD is an anti-violence activist and author working in several social justice movements. She is a Professor and Director or the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC.
Lavender University is a 9-month lecture series featuring top academics and activists in the LGBTQ community, working on a wide range of research topics and interests. It is sponsored by Windy City Times and Center on Halsted.
Other lectures in the series: (click on title for more info)
“Making Familia from Scratch: Towards a History of Latina Lesbian Organizing in Chicago” by Lourdes Torres
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 11am-1pm
“Steel Closets: Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers” by Anne Balay
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 11am-1pm
“From Civil Rights to Gay Rights in Chicago” by Timothy Stewart-Winter
Saturday, May 3, 2014 | 11am-1pm
Each lecture in the series is $25 for general admission. Students, seniors (ages 55+) and youth can purchase tickets at a reduced rate of $15.
To purchase tickets to one or all of these lectures, visit https://community.centeronhalsted.org/lavenderuniversity
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Windy City Times at email@example.com or Lynnea Karlic, Director of Community and Cultural Programming at Center on Halsted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-472-6469.