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Trans & Queer Resistance to Policing Workshop with Benji Hart

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Searle Hall (Health Service), 3-220, 633 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: melisa stephen  

Group: The Women's Center

Co-Sponsor: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Out Network - Evanston

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


We're excited to be bringing Benji Hart to NU in collaboration with the Department of African American Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Out Network, and CARE as a part of the Women's Center quarterly trans centered programming and Black History/Futures Month!

This workshop introduces the idea of police and prison abolition through an examination of the long legacy of queer and trans resistance to policing—and can also serve as a trans 101 for groups still becoming versed in topics of gender identity. After first breaking down who, how, and why the policing system targets specific communities, participants examine a timeline of queer and trans history, adding to it their own experiences and knowledge. The workshop culminates with brainstorming concrete action steps for creating a world without police and prisons, relying on trans and queer history as a guide for that imagining.

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