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Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law

a talk by Dean Spade

April 19, Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 pm

Dean Spade, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence

in conversation with

Andrea Ritchie and Reina Gossett

Join us in a celebration of Dean Spade’s recently released book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, in conversation with Andrea Ritchie, co-author of Queer (In)Justice: e Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, and Reina Gossett, contributing writer to Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment & the Prison Industrial Complex. The overlapping themes of these authors’ books and life-work should yield a deep discussion around LGBT policy, law, and justice issues in the US

NYU Law Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, Room 214

RSVP at wagner.nyu.edu/events

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Dean Spade is assistant professor at the Seattle University School of Law, teaching administrative law, poverty law, and law and social movements. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a nonprofit law collective that provides free legal help to intersex, trans, and gender nonconforming low-income people and people of color and works to build racial and economic justice-centered trans resistance. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law (South End Press 2011).

Andrea Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney and organizer in New York City. She co-coordinates Streetwise and Safe (SAS) and is co-author, along with Joey L. Mogul and Kay Whitlock, of Queer(In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Beacon Press 2011).

Reina Gossett is an activist living in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Currently, Reina works at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project as Membership Director, formerly directed the Welfare Organizing Project at Queers for Economic Justice and was a Soros Justice Fellow on staff at Critical Resistance. She is a contributing writer for Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment & the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press 2011) and believes imagination and creativity are vital for creating strong social movements for self determination & liberation.

Co-sponsored by the NYU LGBTQ Student Center; the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; and Students for Criminal Justice Reform; and by OUTLaw.

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