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Arrested Justice: How Race/Ethnicity and Class Complicate the Experience of Violence

Beth Richie

Beth Richie will present: Arrested Justice: How Race/Ethnicity and Class Complicate the Experience of Violence Against Women. Beth E. Richie is the director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and Professor of African American studies and criminology, law and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and Male Violence (2012) and Compelled to Crime: the Gender Entrapment of Black Battered Women (1996) and a number of articles and chapters that address violence in the lives of disadvantaged black women and girls. In addition to her work as an academic researcher, Richie has spent over 30 years working as an activist in anti-violence organizations, including Incite!, the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community and the Violence Intervention Project. Her anti-violence academic work and her social justice activism work looks at the intersection of violence, poverty, incarceration and resistance movements for change.


This workshop will explore the ways that black and other women of color experience disproportionately negative consequences of violence because of their social status, problematic public policy, and the ways that anti-violence work has been organized. The content will include an overview of data on violence against black women, a comparative analysis of gender violence by ethnicity, a historical overview of anti-violence work and a focus on contemporary circumstances that disadvantage women who live in communities of color. The workshop will include the presentation of an alternative analysis of violence against women and an opportunity to design work plans that could be more effective. The overall emphasis will be on applying a social justice approach to ending violence against women.


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