A Panel Discussion with Reina Gossett, Janetta Johnson, CeCe McDonald, Miss Major, and Eric A. Stanley
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:30pm
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Bringing together formerly incarcerated trans women of color, activist, and artists, this panel thinks through histories and futures of prison abolitionist organizing. Trans, queer, and gender non-conforming people, particularly those of color and/or low income, inhabit a long history – lived in the present – of criminalization, pathologization, and murder by the prison industrial complex. This discussion seeks to highlight strategies to grow cultures of resistance where safety is built in struggle and not through state intervention. Collectively we will imagine a world beyond prisons where gender self-determination flourishes in the ashes of empire.