Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of the Law with Dean Spade
Monday, October 28, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On June 16, 2012, African-Americans, Muslims, Latinos, and the LGBTQ community marched together to prohibit Stop and Frisk and to end police surveillance in their neighborhoods.
Please join us to hear Dean Spade, a prominent activist and critic of police power, speak on
Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of the Law
October 28, 2013
North Academic Center Ballroom, City College of New York campus [google map]
Refreshments will be served.
Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law and is currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex, and/or gender non-conforming, and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law.
This event is co-sponsored by D’Agostino-Greenberg Program on Law & Public Policy, Skadden Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, and the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.
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The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is a leading center for social research and education with a particular emphasis on addressing problems that impede equity, diversity, prosperity, stability, and peace in our society and across the world. Specifically, the school:
- provides rigorous degree programs that foster leadership and public-spiritedness by integrating service, leadership training, and mentoring into the curriculum, and ensuring that students engage with real-world problems;
- maintains and supports a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations, including the responsibility to disseminate research in usable forms to concerned audiences, particularly to those striving to redress injustice or disparity;
- serves as a forum for experts, policymakers, community leaders, and others dealing with the major challenges of our time in ways that dismantle traditional barriers between the academic world, proximate communities, and the broader public.