Captive Genders Conference at Brown

“Captive Genders is a conference that traces the impact of the prison industrial complex on trans and gender nonconforming people. By addressing the politically urgent topic of mass incarceration in tandem with trans precarity and trans women of color activism, this event will examine intersections between queer and racial justice.

This two-day event will include a keynote panel, a student-oriented workshop, and a film screening, bringing together chief contributors to Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press), the first publication of its scale to align trans studies with abolitionist critique. The event will feature a keynote panel with Reina Gossett, filmmaker and former membership director of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Chris Vargas, executive director of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art, and Eric Stanley, co-editor for Captive Genders and Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. Cherise Morris, an MA student in Public Humanities, will serve as moderator. This event will also feature a screening of Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas’ film, Criminal Queers (2015), which visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex.

Copies of Captive Genders will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the panel. All profits from sales go toward providing free books to people inside prisons and jails.


Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Cable Car Cinema (204 S Main St)
8:00 PM: Screening of Criminal Queers (dir. Chris Vargas & Eric Stanley, 2015)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University
11:00AM-12:30PM: Queer Art as Prison Abolition Workshop

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University
Martinos Auditorium
6:00-8:00 PM: Keynote Panel with Reina Gossett, Eric Stanley, and Chris Vargas. Moderated by Cherise Morris.”

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