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Captive Genders Launch Event at Modern Times

Posted on August 5th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events

Conversation, reading, and conspiring with contributors:
Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith,  Ralowe T. Ampu, Jayden Donahue, Vanessa Huang, Miss Major, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Michelle Potts, and Jennifer Worley

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the
prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners,
activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight
of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be
grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation, to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications,
and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.

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Wheelchair accessible, but no public restrooms available • Fragrance free: To ensure this event is safe and accessible for community members
with environmental illnesses, we request you refrain from wearing any scented products