Andrea J. Ritchie

Andrea J. Ritchie

Date: March 8, 2021

Lecture: Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color

12 pm

Online via Zoom. Tune in using Zoom Webinar



Associated Student's Inc., the Women's Studies Department at Sac State and The University Union's UNIQUE Programs are excited to present a lecture featuring author Andrea J. Ritchie on Monday, March 8 at 12 pm via Zoom. The event is hosted in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women's Studies Department at Sac State and is FREE and open to the public.

Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant police misconduct attorney and organizer whose writing, litigation, and advocacy has focused on policing and criminalization of women and LGBT people of color for the past two decades. She is a nationally recognized expert and sought after commentator on policing issues, and works with groups across the country to support campaigns to end profiling, police violence criminalization, mass incarceration, and deportation.

She is the author of the following books:

  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color  (Beacon Press 2017)
  • Say Her Name: What it Means to Center Black Women’s Experiences of Police Violence in Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States (Haymarket Press 2016)
  • Surviving the Streets of New York: Experiences of LGBT Youth, YMSM and YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex (Urban Institute 2015)
  • Law Enforcement Violence Against Women of Color, in The Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology (South End Press 2006)

Andrea’s lecture, “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color” will examine issues of racial profiling, police violence, criminalization and mass incarceration through the lens of women’s experiences. How do women, trans, and gender nonconforming people experience policing in ways that are similar to other members of communities of color, and how are their experiences unique? What do their experiences teach us about the shape and scope of police violence, and how do they expand our framing of the issues and our demands for justice? How do they call on us to radically reimagine our visions of safety and the means we devote to achieving it? She will provide a unique perspective on one of the central issues of our time, rooted in over two decades of experience on the front lines of movements to end police violence.

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