David Gilbert, a political prisoner and author of Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond wrote a great review of Captive Genders called “Transforming Society.” The review originally appeared in Critical Resistance newspaper, The Abolitionist and is available online though Social Text’s webpage here.
A panel with Eric Stanley, Dean Spade, Ralowe Ampu, and Vikki Law at the Law and Disorder conference in Portland, OR.
There is a really important new issue of the journal Social Justice out on “Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence.” It includes a great review of Captive Genders by Queer (In)Justice co-author Andrea Ritchie, but the whole issue is worth a read. You can read the issue here.
Also, a bit of an interview I did with Yasmin Nair and Ralowe Ampu is now translated into Spanish, you can read that here.
We are planning to do a few more Captive Genders events this fall in Canada and Southern California. Teaching Captive Genders in a class or reading it in a group this upcoming year is a great way to support the book and help build our collective abolitionist analysis.
Fearing an even worse outcome, CeCe McDonald took a plea deal yesterday, but the fight is far from over. She will need support (letters, money and more) for her time inside and for her reentry. We must also continue to demand her freedom now as part of our abolitionist struggles. You can read Reina Gossett’s reflection here and you can get CeCe’s address and other updates on her case here.
AK Press has a new website and for the month of May you can get Captive Genders for 25% off if you order through them. We will be starting our online fundraising drive to get Captive Genders to folks inside for free. Look for that soon.
Thanks to all the Ships in the Night people that got us off to a grand start with our goal of offering as many copies as we can of Captive Genders for free to folks locked up. (more info on that soon)
Eric A. Stanley, Dean Spade, and the authors of the book Queer (In)Justice (read it if you have not yet) wrote a short piece called “Queering Prison Abolition, Now?” for the journal American Quarterly. You can download the PDF here.
There is also a new book review of Captive Genders at Lambda Literary you can read it here.