“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Featured Guest: Andrea Ritchie
Sunday, July 1, 2018
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Listen at www.wmecradio.com
Dr. Brenda Greene interviews police misconduct attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie. Ritchie’s recent comprehensive and well-documented text Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color (Beacon Press, 2017) provides an overview of the status of Black women, girls, gay and lesbians, and transgendered individuals in the criminal justice system. Ritchie contends that these individuals are invisible and she highlights the ways in which this invisibility is evident by examining the war on drugs, the broken windows policy, immigration enforcement, policing in the schools and public spaces, and the ongoing surveillance, criminalization and abuse of young people. She also offers various means by which individuals can organize and resist gendered and racial criminalization against Black women, indigenous women and women of color.
About the Author
Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color over the past two decades. She recently published Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color now available from Beacon Press.
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