About the event

In 2001, INCITE! and Critical Resistance called on “social justice movements to develop strategies and analysis that address both state AND interpersonal violence, particularly violence against women." Join us as we commemorate the 10-year anniversary of their jointly issued “Statement on Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex” and reflect on the historical context of organizing work that informed and produced this analysis as well as the new ways of thinking about safety, policing and prisons, and organizing that this statement has inspired. Speakers will include representatives from Critical Resistance, INCITE!, and social justice organizations and activists in New York City whose work has been inspired by the statement.

Program Schedule:

2:30pm Welcome and Introductions

3:00pm Panel on the History of the Statement

Participants: Rose Braz (Critical Resistance), Nada Elia (INCITE!), Emi Kane (INCITE!), Beth Richie (Critical Resistance and INCITE!), Andrea Ritchie (INCITE!) Moderator: Soniya Munshi

5:00pm Break

5:30pm Community Roundtable

Participants: Audre Lorde Project’s Safe Outside the System Collective; Black Women’s Blueprint; Jahajee Sisters, Sauti Yetu; Shakti Peer Group; Sylvia Rivera Law Project Moderator: Ruth Wilson Gilmore

7:00pm Reception