Race, Domestic and Sexual Violence: From the Prison Nation to Community Resistance, 2013

The Thelton E. Henderson Justice Center & the Center for Race & Gender present

Race, Domestic and Sexual Violence: From the Prison Nation to Community Resistance

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
5:00 pm
105 Boalt Hall
UC Berkeley School of Law

Featured guest lecture from Prof. Beth E. Richie who will discuss her new book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation.

Friday, Mar 1, 2013
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
110 Boalt Hall
UC Berkeley School of Law

A one-day symposium with scholars and activists reflecting on domestic and sexual violence in light of the prison crisis, racialized structural violence, criminalization of gender & sexuality, and community organizing.

Free and open to the public.  Location is wheelchair accessible.


March 1st Symposium Schedule:

8:30 am – Continental Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am – Opening Keynote: Arrested Justice:  Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation: a response by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, UCLA School of Law

10:15 am – Coalitions and Contradictions: Gender Violence and Social Movements
Moderator: Jonathan Simon, UC Berkeley
Clarissa Rojas, California State University, Long Beach
Emily Thuma, Western Washington University
Mimi Kim, UC Berkeley

12:00 pm – Lunch break (lunch not provided)

1:00 pm – Political Legacies of Criminalization of Gender Violence: Contemporary Implications
Moderator: Wilda White, UC Berkeley
Soniya Munshi, The City University of New York
Priscilla Ocen, Loyola Law School
Dean Spade, Columbia University
Jennifer Marie Chacón, UC Irvine, School of Law

3:15 pm – Insurgent Strategies? Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice, and Community Accountability
Moderator: Julia C. Oparah (formerly Julia Sudbury), Mills College
Alisa Bierria, UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, INCITE!
Sujatha Baliga, National Council on Crime & Delinquency
Mia Mingus, Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative (BATJC)

Register here: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/BAL/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=143342

Additionally, Critical Resistance invites you to join a conversation with scholar activist Beth Richie and local organizers working to disrupt the violence that the prison industrial complex does to our communities.  In addition to Beth Richie, the event will feature:

  • Marlene Sanchez: Executive Director, Center for Young Women’s Development
  • Rachel Herzing: Co-Director, Critical Resistance
  • Sagnicthe Salazar: Dean of Restorative Discipline, Castlemont High School & Xicana Moratorium Coalition
  • Samantha Rogers: California Coalition for Women Prisoners & Fired Up

Using Richie’s new book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation, this discussion will explore the ways that interpersonal and state harm impact women, gender non-conforming, and young people’s lives.  We will also hear about actions being taken to respond to harm without relying on policing and imprisonment.