Titled “Fighting the (Q)arceral State,” the conference aims to educate our community about the complex role of queer people in incarceration; open the space of the law school to voices actively critiquing the legal system from critical race, intersectional, queer, and/or feminist frameworks, and build political energy for anti-prison activism. We are inviting activists, academics, and attorneys to share their thoughts and work on these subjects through circle dialogues, panel discussions, and lectures.
Friday October 19
5:30pm-7pm: Transgender Rights, Crimmigration and Criminal Justice Reform
Taylor Brown from Lambda Legal, Nakay Flotte, Jasmine Infiniti, and Mik Kinkead from SRLP
7pm-8:30pm: Dinner and Screening of “Criminal Queers”
8:30-8:45/9pm: Follow-up Questions
9pm-10pm: Refreshments (alcohol included) and dancing, with Jasmine doing a DJ set
Saturday October 20
9:30: breakfast and check in
10-1130: panel 1 – How Do Queer and Feminist Politics Exacerbate the Carceral State?
Paul Butler, Alex Chen from NCLR, Aya Gruber, Ashe McGovern
1130-12: lunch break
12-130: panel 2 – Alternatives to Calling the Police Workshops led by Black Lives Matter, NLG.
130-3: panel 3 – Practical Panel: What can we do about the Disproportionate Contact LGBTQ People have with the Criminal Justice System?
Kelly Lou from TGI Justice, Chrys Desir from FreeState Justice, Dean Spade, Zsea Bowmani
3-315: snack break
315-5p: panel 4 – PIC divestment (protest included)
Featuring talks by Urban Justice and formerly incarcerated people
5-7p: pizza and networking