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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

February 22, 2019

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.  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.

We invite emerging student scholars and activists to reckon with these issues through feminist and queer perspectives.


SUBMIT A PROPOSAL! DEADLINE: OCTOBER 28, 2018

Call for Proposals: https://csw.ucla.edu/tg19-cfp

Graduate Students are eligible to submit Paper, Roundtable, and Poster proposals. Undergraduate Students are eligible to submit Poster proposals only.

To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs.


KEYNOTE PANEL

Thinking Gender: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State will feature a keynote panel of distinguished scholar-activists:

BETH RICHIE

Professor of African American Studies & Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation

ALISA BIERRIA


Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside; Co-founder of Survived & Punished

COLBY LENZ


PhD Candidate, American Studies and Ethnicity, USC; Co-founder of Survived & Punished

ROMARILYN RALSTON

Program Coordinator, Project Rebound, CSU-Fullerton; Organizer, California Coalition for Women Prisoners; Fellow, California Women’s Policy Institute


SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.

Conference Schedule, and more information is forthcoming! Subscribe to the CSW email list for regular updates.


THINKING GENDER RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE LUSKIN ENDOWMENT FOR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP!

The Center for the Study of Women is proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the UCLA Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership in support of Thinking Gender 2019!


CO-SPONSORED BY:

  • UCLA Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership
  • Political Theology Network
  • UCLA Division of Social Sciences

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