Slamming ’13 has been killing it since before I had the perspective to appreciate. Proof:
Queering Prison Abolition:
There will be a panel presentation with three rad anti-prison
activists. If you would like to take part in a student lunch with
these folks on the day of the presentation (it’s okay to come late),
please email Professor Weiss at MDWeiss(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to RSVP and for
further details (please try to do this by Wednesday the 23rd).
Here’s a little bit of info about each of these awesome folks:
Ryan Conrad (Prisons Will Not Protect You) is an academic who
organizes with Against Equality and will speak about queer critiques
of the prison industrial complex and the inequality and violence
perpetuated by hate crime legislation.
Reina Gossett is a trans activist, artist, and writer. She will speak
about the vital role of creativity and imagination in movements for
Eric Stanley (Armed Struggle, Trans Resistance, and Prison Abolition)
is an activist, filmmaker, and academic who will present on radical
trans/queer resistance to state violence.
Date: Friday, 26 April
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Space/Place: Russell House