Monday, Nov 17 at SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz Department of Sociology and Students Against Mass Incarceration present:

The Problem with Carceral Feminism: Race, Gender and Mass Criminalization, a public lecture by Dr. Beth Richie, Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Criminology, Law and Justice, and Sociology at University of Illinois Chicago.

MondayNovember 17th, 2014, 3:30pm, SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center 100, Free and Open to the Public.

The emphasis of Dr. Richie's scholarly and activist work has been on the ways that race/ethnicity and social position affect women's experience of violence and incarceration, focusing on the experiences of African American battered women and sexual assault survivors.  Dr. Richie is the author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation (NYU Press, 2012) and numerous articles concerning Black feminism and gender violence, race and criminal justice policy, and the social dynamics around issues of sexuality, prison abolition, and grassroots organizations in African American Communities. Her earlier book Compelled to Crime: the Gender Entrapment of Black Battered Women, is taught in many college courses and often cited in the popular press for its original arguments concerning race, gender and crime. 

This event received generous support from CAS, the Office of the Provost, the Department of Black Studies, theDepartment of History, the Scholar's Mentorship Program, the Honors Program, and Residence Life at SUNY New Paltz.  Co-sponsors include the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Native American Studies Program and the Humanistic and Multicultural Education Program.

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