FRESH Ayers: Andrea Ritchie - "Invisible No More" - Bill Ayers

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Andrea Ritchie

Andrea Ritchie discusses her book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. She will be joined in conversation by Bill Ayers.
At 57th Street Books
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About the book: Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Placing stories of individual women—such as Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall—in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, it documents the evolution of movements centering women’s experiences of policing and demands a radical rethinking of our visions of safety—and the means we devote to achieving it.
About the author: Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant whose writing, litigation, and advocacy has focused on policing of women and LGBT people of color for the past two decades. She is currently Researcher in Residence on Race, Gender Sexuality and Criminal Justice at the Barnard Center for Research on Women's Social Justice Institute, and was a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow. She is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. A nationally recognized expert and commentator on issues relating to policing and criminalization, she has written and edited a number of reports and articles on policing issues for academic, policymaker and general audiences. She has also been invited to testify before the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Prison Rape Elimination Commission, and several UN treaty bodies. She has appeared regularly in the New York Times, as well as on MSNBC, C-Span, NBC Nightly News, NPR, Al-Jazeera, and Mother Jones, and her blogs and opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, The Root, Colorlines, Portside, Rewire, Cassius Life and TruthOUT. She currently coordinates the policing subgroup of the LGBT Federal Criminal Justice Working Group, and served as co-chair of the Anti-Violence/Criminal Justice Working Group of the New York City Council's Young Women's Initiative and as a founding member of the Steering Committee of Communities United for Police Reform.
About Bill Ayers: Bill Ayers is a social justice activist, teacher, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of two memoirs, Fugitive Days and Public Enemy.
Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637