Olympia: Andrea Smith on Sexual Violence and Mass Incarceration (Jan 23)

Presentation Description: “Andrea Smith will explore the connections between sexual violence in our communities and state violence in the forms of policing and incarceration. Through her experience as co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, Smith will discuss alternative methods and examples of dealing with sexual violence and abuse without strengthening the Prison Industrial Complex and contributing to mass incarceration.”

Andrea Lee Smith is an intellectual, feminist, and anti-violence activist. Smith’s work focuses on issues of violence against women of color and their communities, specifically Native American women. A co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the Boarding School Healing Project, and the Chicago chapter of Women of All Red Nations, Smith centers the experiences of women of color in both her activism and her scholarship. Formerly an assistant professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Smith is currently an associate professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

*Members of the Coalition Against Sexual Violence (CASV) will in attendance as advocates for survivors or anyone who wishes to process and talk.*

Co-hosted by Abolish Cops And Prisons (ACAP), Feminists In Solitary Together (FIST!), and Coalition Against Sexual Violence (CASV). This event is a part of No One Wins In Patriarchy month.

Where: Lecture Hall 2 at Evergreen State College. Olympia, Washington.

When: January 23, 5:30-7:30pm

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