Thanks to everyone that came out to the events in Berkeley, Davis and Santa Cruz. We have a few more readings planned and would love help getting the word out. Also, Eric and Ralowe will be heading back to Portland, OR April 5-6. Then, on April 7, 2012 Ships in the Night will benefit our drive to offer copies of Captive Genders to folks inside for free, so watch out for that.
Captive Genders at San Francisco State University with Eric A. Stanley, Nat Smith, Ralowe T. Ampu and Toshio Meronek Thursday February 23, 2012 4-6 pm in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center Here is the fb page for the event.
Captive Genders at Mills College, with Priya Kandaswamy, Queer Studies, Rebekah Edwards, English, Eric Stanley, Nat Smith, Vanessa Huang, Transforming Justice film (5 mins), Julia C. Oparah and Ralowe Ampu Contributor Thursday March 1, 2012 7:30-9pm, Mills College Student Union, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, FREE and open to the public. Here is the fb page for the event.
Captive Genders at Housmans Book Shop in London Speakers include S.Lamble, one of the contributors to the book and a member of the Bent Bars Organising Collective, and Sophie Barton-Hawkins, another Bent Bars Collective member who has been active in organising around issues faced by LGBTQ prisoners. Wednesday March 4, 2012 7-10pm Here is the fb page for the event.
Also, Captive Genders has been getting lots of press which is a great way to spread the word about prison abolition!
“Breaking Out LGBT Inmates” in the East Bay Express by Toshio Meronek
“Hate on Me” in The New Inquiry by Kate Redburn
“Captivated” in The Good Times by Elizabeth Limbach
The NY radio show, Romantic Friendship, talked with Dean Spade and Eric Stanley about both Captive Genders and Dean’s new book, Normal Life (read it). The show was also co-hosted by CG contributor and amazing organizer, Reina July.