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National Lawyers Guild

Andrea Ritchie

Date: 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT March 14, 2012 Location: McCarty Classroom Complex - Room 2

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McCarty Classroom Complex - Room 2

The National Lawyers Guild, OUTlaw, the Black Law Students’ Association, and Women’s Law Caucus present Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States.

Join us in Room 2 on March 14 at 12:15 pm, where NYC police misconduct attorney Andrea Ritchie will speak about the book she co-authored, Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States.

The book is “a groundbreaking work that turns a “queer eye” on the criminal legal system. Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of the queer experience—as criminal defendants, prisoners, and survivors of violent crimes. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes– like “gleeful gay killers,” “lethal lesbians,” and “disease spreaders”– to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. And tracing stories from the judicial bench to the streets and behind prison bars, the authors prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities.”

Andrea Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, speaking, litigation, organizing, and advocacy on profiling, policing, and physical and sexual violence by law enforcement agents against women, girls, and LGBT people of color in the US and Canada over the past two decades.   

Lunch Served.

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