Part of an online discussion with Reina Gossett + Dean Spade held on February 7, 2014. Learn more and watch additional videos at bcrw.barnard.edu/event/no-one-is-disposable-everyday-practices-of-prison-abolition/
In a series of four short online videos produced by BCRW, activists Reina Gossett and Dean Spade discuss prison abolition as a political framework, exploring why this is a top issue for those committed to supporting trans and gender-nonconforming people. These videos look at how to build societies where the process of creating justice is as important as the end—communities where no one is exiled.
On February 7th at 4PM EST we invite you to join us for an online discussion based on these videos. Reina and Dean will join BCRW in our first ever online event to answer questions about prison abolition and its intersections with queer and trans movements. Registration and information about how to participate are available at bcrw.barnard.edu . Join us for this exciting experiment in creating online learning spaces that contribute to activist conversations.
Reina Gossett is an artist and activist who works as Membership Director of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Dean Spade is the founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of the Law, and an associate professor at Seattle University School of Law. He is currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School.
Video by Reina Gossett + Dean Spade + Hope Dector.