In this time of militarized policing, racially targeted state violence, and mass incarceration how do we envision queer and feminist justice? This year’s Gender and Sexuality seminar will pursue this question through a variety of lenses: scholarly, archival, legal, and activist. We will examine how race, gender, and sexuality intersect in the criminal legal system, and discuss how they shape the possibilities for—and the risks involved in—intervention and dissent. Given social media’s vital role in enabling unprecedented forms of political organization, and news media’s often problematic role in perpetuating the biases at hand, we hope the seminar series will be a forum for thinking strategically about cultural engagement in the academy, the classroom, and on local and national levels. A day-long symposium on April 1, 2016 will bring all four seminar speakers back for a culminating panel and will feature a keynote speaker.
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