Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

WED, MAR 21, 4PM – 7:45PM: SHIFTING THE PARADIGM

A roundtable of organizers and scholars will discuss why gendered analyses have often been marginalized in activism, policy, and research addressing police violence and how to shift the paradigm for a more expansive and transformative politics.

Featuring a film screening of award winning documentary, Traffic Stop.

Reception served.



THU, MAR 22, 10AM – 5PM: ORGANIZE, RESEARCH, TRANSFORM

Symposium Panels:
* Immigration Enforcement & Gender Violence
* Policing Reproduction, Sex, & Sexuality
* #SurvivedAndPunished: Policing Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence
* Resistance Roundtable

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

In the midst of intensified immigration enforcement, doubling down on discredited drug war tactics, initiatives flooding communities of color with police, continuing disrespect for Indigenous sovereignty, rampant Islamophobia, increased attacks on gender, sexual, and reproductive liberation, and ongoing criminalization and violations of people with disabilities, police violence is poised to escalate on every front. Simultaneously, we are in the midst of a national conversation about sexual violence that offers tremendous opportunities to shine a light on sexual violence committed by police officers, as well as criminalizing responses to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. In each of these contexts, the experiences of women of color — often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence — must fuel our resistance.

To advance these critical conversations, this event convenes scholars, artists, survivors, organizers, and advocates living and working at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and criminalization to join us for a two day symposium examining and building on the themes, trends, and strategies explored in Andrea Ritchie’s recent book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color (Beacon Press, 2017). Placing stories of individual women—such as Sandra Bland, Kayla Moore, Charleena Lyles, Jessica Williams, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall—in the broader frame of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, it documents the evolution of movements centering women’s experiences of policing and demands a radical rethinking of our visions of safety—and the means we devote to achieving it.

Exploring racial profiling, police violence, criminalization, mass incarceration and immigration enforcement through the lens of the experiences of Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color, symposium participants will engage the crossroads between organizing, research, art, and policy strategies to transform conditions of state violence in this historic political moment.

Featuring speakers from: UC Berkeley, Anti Police-Terror Project; California Coalition for Women Prisoners; Stand with Standing Rock; Center for Political Education; TGI Justice Project; CSU Los Angeles; Creative Interventions; Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade in Seattle; Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf; Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective; Justice for Kayla Moore; Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project; Transgender Law Center; Asian Women’s Shelter; Survived and Punished; California Immigrant Policy Center; Transformative Research: An Institute for Research + Social Transformation

This event is made possible by the following generous co-sponsors: Barnard Center for Research on Women; Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice; Ethnic Studies; Gender & Women's Studies; Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society LGBTQ Cluster; Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Diversity and Health Disparity Cluster; Institute of Governmental Studies; Institute for the Study of Societal Issues; Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice; Third Wave Fund; The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities; Division of Equity and Inclusion; Ethnic Studies; Multicultural Community Center; American Cultures

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