July 23, 2019 9:43 am
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern/ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Pacific
NBWJI, Co-Founder of the Learning Network, released a new report in February entitled, “Expanding our Frame: Deepening Our Demands for Safety and Healing for Black Survivors of Sexual Violence.”
In this upcoming webinar, the lead author Andrea Ritchie will share the messaging and responses to sexual violence that expand the frame to more explicitly center the experiences of Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people. She will also highlight how systems that are intended to provide “safety” from sexual violence, including educational settings, often in fact serve as perpetrators of sexual violence against Black women and girls.
About the Speaker:
Andrea J. 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 LGBTQ people of color over the past two decades. Ritchie is a nationally recognized expert and sought after commentator on policing issues. She has testified before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Prison Rape Elimination Commission, and several UN Treaty Bodies.
Ritchie is currently Researcher-in-Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Criminalization at the Social Justice Institute of the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Read more in her full bio here.