Zak Kirwood ’12 wants to see your Halloween costume:
When imagining spooky locales, it would be understandable to think immediately of grapevine tangled porches on dear Wesleyan’s periphery. Think now though, I urge you, of the third floor of Allbritton as similarly constitutive of a spooky aesthetic. That’s because this Halloween, after sending the kids off to forage for candy, you can creep on over to Allbritton 311 at 8 PM for……….
CAPTIVE GENDERS: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
(don’t bother changing out of your costumes!)
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.
- Date: Monday, October 31st
- Time: 8pm
- Place: Allbritton 311 (Top Floor)
This event will feature editor Eric Stanley and contributors Ralowe Ampu and Toshio Meronek. The three will give a presentation related to the release of the book (AK Press 2011).