[Blackstudies-l] Know Your Rights, Know the PIC: An Intro to the Incarceration and Criminalization of LGBT Communities

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Mon Apr 6 06:09:50 EDT 2015

 Newton 203, April 8, 6pm.

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 11:46 PM, Sean Neill <sbn3 at geneseo.edu> wrote:

> Maria,
> I hope this finds you well. Here is an upcoming event that you (and your
> students) might be interested in:
> Know Your Rights, Know the PIC: An Intro to the Incarceration and
> Criminalization of LGBT Communities
> Two of the western New York organizers for Black and Pink, Julia Sáenz and
> kyem brown, will be coming to Geneseo to run a workshop on the prison
> industrial complex and its effects on LGBT communities.
> This event is free and open to all!
> "Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and 'free world' allies
> who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison
> industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly
> incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison
> industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy,
> education, direct service, and organizing."
> kyem asa brown is a black, queer, trans, visionary. They are currently employed
> as an English tutor for high school youth in Buffalo, NY. They volunteer
> with the Black and Pink: Boston chapter as Newspaper Coordinator and are
> the founding member of Black and Pink: Buffalo. They imagine a future free
> of prisons and full of healing and collective liberation. They will be
> talking about Black and Pink and queer/trans incarceration as it relates
> specifically to black communities.
> Julia Sáenz is the 2013-2015 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow in Empire
> Justice Center's Rochester office. Julia created the LGBT Rights Project in
> September 2013 and through her project provides free legal services to
> low-income LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) clients in Western
> and Central New York, with a focus on anti-discrimination in employment,
> education, housing, and public accommodations. Her work includes community
> outreach, civil rights litigation, and legislative advocacy and she proudly
> serves as Co-Chair on the Monroe County Bar Association’s LGBT Committee.
> She will be talking about her role as an attorney with Empire Justice
> Center's LGBT Rights Project.
> This event is sponsored by Geneseo Social Justice Action Coalition, SUNY
> Geneseo Pride Alliance <https://www.facebook.com/PrideAtGeneseo> and Genesee
> Valley Cooperative <https://www.facebook.com/geneseocoop>. Pride is
> sponsored by mandatory Student Association fees.
> FB link here <https://www.facebook.com/events/387520334782608/>
> Sean
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