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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

February 22

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019
UCLA LUSKIN CONFERENCE CENTER
GENERAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! REGISTER ONLINE
CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
DETAILED SCHEDULE
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.
Emerging student scholars and activists will reckon with these issues through feminist and queer perspectives.

KEYNOTE PANEL

ABOLITIONIST FEMINIST FUTURES
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019, 3:45 PM
UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Centennial Ballroom A & B
Thinking Gender: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State will feature a keynote panel of distinguished scholar-activists.
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BETH RICHIE, Department Head, Criminology, Law and Justice and Professor of African American Studies & Criminology, 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
 
 
MODERATOR: GRACE HONG, Chair, CSW Advisory Committee; Professor, Gender Studies and Asian American Studies
 
 
 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
The conference schedule is available online.
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PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR WITH BETH RICHIE
CSW is pleased to offer an opportunity to participate in a 1-time, 2-hour seminar with Keynote Panelist Beth Richie, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation and Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, University of Illinois at Chicago. The seminar will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019. UCLA Graduate Students from all disciplines and UCLA Undergraduate Students in their senior year who are completing a Senior Thesis, Capstone, or Honors Project are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline EXTENDED! NEW DEADLINE: January 11, 2019
Application Details: https://csw.ucla.edu/tg19-seminar

ACCESSIBILITY
THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. For the health and safety of all attendees, please refrain from wearing products that contain fragrances when attending CSW events. Such products include: perfumes, hair products, deodorants, detergents, etc. For more information on fragrance and accessibility, visit https://sharetheair.ucla.edu.
If you require accommodations in order for this event to be accessible to you (e.g., sign language interpretation, large print materials, etc.), please contact CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu at least two weeks prior to the event. For more information, visit our Events Accessibility Page.
Sign language interpretation will be provided at the Keynote Panel.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND PARKING
Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State will take place at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, which is centrally-located on the UCLA Campus.
Parking and Accommodation information.

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:

Backed by Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
UCLA Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership
UCLA Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs (ICCA)
UCLA Graduate Division
UCLA Division of Humanities
Political Theology Network
UCLA Department of African American Studies
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
UCLA American Indian Studies Center
UCLA Black Male Institute
Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin
UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
UCLA Department of Philosophy
UCLA Department of Social Welfare
UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
UCLA Department of Asian American Studies
UCLA Department of Sociology
UCLA Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
UCLA Department of History
UCLA Department of Public Policy
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
UCLA Department of Anthropology
UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center
UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
Criminal Justice Program at UCLA School of Law
UCLA Division of Social Sciences