Disability Justice, Grief & Incarceration

From Vera Benkoil ’18:

Join us for a discussion on disability justice, including intersections of race, class, and sexuality as related to disability, and mourning and grief in relation to disability and the carceral setting. Talila Lewis (TL) does anti-violence, decarceration and prison abolition work that highlights and addresses the nexus between race, class, disability and structural inequity–focusing in particular on people with multiply marginalized identities. As the creator of the only national deaf prisoner database, Talila advocates with and for hundreds of deaf defendants and incarcerated and returned individuals. Joined by Christina Crosby, Wesleyan Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English, and Anthony Hatch, Wesleyan Professor of Science in Society, African American Studies, and Sociology.

TL’s website.
The Harriet Tubman Collective’s (of which TL is a founding member) website.

Sponsored by Wesleyan Students for Ending Mass Incarceration, The Resource Center, Adelphic Education Fund, Science in Society Department, American Studies Department, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and SALD.

Date: Monday, April 16
Time: 4:30-6PM
Place: Russell House

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