Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019
UCLA LUSKIN CONFERENCE CENTER
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Thinking Gender 2019 will focus on gendered regimes of incarceration, and feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions.
The US justice system is a site of widespread gendered and race-based violence.Â The U.S. currently incarcerates nearly a third of all female prisoners in the world, and between 1977 and 2004, the number of women in U.S. prisons increased by an unprecedented 757%. As a 2015 CSW co-sponsored report revealed, women suffering from mental illness in LA County jails are routinely denied treatment, medication, and reproductive hygiene products, and are disproportionately punished with solitary confinement. LGBTQ women are also disproportionately impacted: nearly 40% of incarcerated girls identify as LGBTQ, while nearly one in six transgender Americans, and one in two black transgender people, have been to prison.
Emerging student scholars and activists will reckon with these issues through feminist and queer perspectives.
Hosted by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women.
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- UCLA Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership
- UCLA Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs (ICCA)
- UCLA Graduate Division
- UCLA Division of Humanities
- Political Theology Network
- UCLA Department of African American Studies
- UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
- UCLA American Indian Studies Center
- UCLA Black Male Institute
- Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin
- UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
- UCLA Department of Philosophy
- UCLA Department of Social Welfare
- UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
- UCLA CÃ©sar E. ChÃ¡vez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
- UCLA Department of Asian American Studies
- UCLA Department of Sociology
- UCLA Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
- UCLA Department of History
- UCLA Department of Public Policy
- The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
- UCLA Department of Anthropology
- UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center
- UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
- Criminal Justice Program at UCLA School of Law
- UCLA Division of Social Sciences
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