Critical Trans Politics: Dean Spade in Conversation with Andrea Ritchie and Reina Gossett

The Stonewall Policy Alliance (SPA) of the Robert F. Wagner School, at NYU presents
Critical Trans Politics: Dean Spade 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' (South End Press) in conversation with Andrea Ritchie, co-author (along with Joey L. Mogul and Kay Whitlock) of 'Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States,’ and Reina Gossett, contributing writer to ‘Captive Genders.’ 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.

The event is free and open to the public.

Date/Time: April 19th, 2012, 530pm - 730pm
Location: Room 214, Furman Hall @ NYU

Co-Sponsored by: OUTlaw, SCJR, NYU LGBT office, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

About the speakers:

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 and 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 and believes imagination and creativity are vital for creating strong social movements for self determination & liberation.