Thursday October 4, 2012 5:30-6:30 PM informal book reception and Q/A with Eric A. Stanley for Captive Genders at Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, Madison, WI tell your friends pretty please!
Here is the fb page for the event.
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.
Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex : Towards a Queer, Trans and Feminist Abolition Politic PSU Smith Center room 333, Portland, OR Friday April, 6, 2012 7:30-9:30 pm, FREE
Eric A. Stanley is the co-editor of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex and is the co-director of the films Homotopia and Criminal Queers.
Ralowe T. Ampu currently lives and organizes in an SRO in San Francisco, CA. Along with Gay Shame, she has worked with ACT UP and in solidarity to free the NJ 4.
Dean Spade is an Assistant Professor at Seattle University School of Law. Among other things, he teaches Law and Social Movements and Critical Perspectives on Transgender Law. He is the founder of the Silvia Rivera Law Project and is a contributor to Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex.
Vikki Law is the author of Women’s Prison Resistance and a long time prison support acitivst; in 1996 she helped start Books Through Bars – New York City; in 2000 she began focusing on focusing specifically on women in prison.
Part of the larger Law and Disorder Conference:
Sponsored by Committee to Connect the Dots: weebly.razethewalls.com
Ships in the Night will benefit us getting copies of CG to folks inside for free! @The Oasis, Oakland, CA
Saturday April 7th, 2012
9pm-2am $5 21+
Djs: Durt, CLR Jamz, Motive & RapidFire!
Performance by Maya Songbird