New Urban Politics and the Right To The City

The Criminalization of Womxn in America – Black Womxn and Girls

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Thursday, October 12, 5:30pm7:00pm

From our friends at NYU Wagner:

Part 1: The Criminalization of Womxn in America – Black Womxn and Girls

Presented by Students for Criminal Justice Reform and Wagner Women’s Caucus

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: The Puck Building – 295 Lafayette Street, Rice Conference Room & Newman Reception Area, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Womxn challenges the prevailing patriarchal belief that women are a subset of men and the lack of intersectionality on traditional feminist movements and discourse around “women’s issues.” At the height of mass incarceration, where approximately 2.3 million individuals are incarcerated, the conversation has been centered around the impact on men of color. Although that is a crucial conversation to have, it is important to discuss the rapid rate at which womxn are being incarcerated and marginalized as well.
Through a series of conversations, we will challenge the notion of criminalization through an intersectional lens. We will discuss the impact mass incarceration has had on womxn, but also broaden the conversation of criminalization to include the different ways womxn identities are oppressed. Note: Each conversation will have a different group and topic (ex. reproductive justice, trans women, etc.)

Speakers: Mariame Kaba, educator, organizer, and curator focused on transformative justice; Miyoshi Benton, Associate with the Women and Justice Project

Register to attend here