Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6pm
1199 SEIU, 155 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY
Join in the conversation. There is a conflict between the mainstream movement to eliminate gender-based violence and the movement to end mass incarceration. But here are some basic truths:
*We need to be safe from gender-based violence,
*Current public policy about gender-based violence does not make us safer,
*Current public policy about criminal justice devastates our communities,
*We are reliant on a criminal justice system that is too punitive, misogynistic, violent and racist to keep us safe from gender-based violence.
Let’s talk! This is the beginning of a dialogue for women, trans, genderqueer and gender nonconforming individuals (no cis-men, please) about resolving the differences and contradictions between a feminist struggle for safety and the struggle to end mass incarceration.
The focus of the discussion, which has long been a source of difficulty for those organizing to end gender-based violence and the violence of the criminal justice system, will be:
*solutions that make demands on the system
*solutions based in our community
*solutions that both create safety from gender violence and end mass incarceration
Co-sponsored with the Albany Social Justice Center
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