Captive Genders: Teach-In on Abolitionist Imaginings and Transgender Activism
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 11:30am

Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk

Join
us for an afternoon of documentary films profiling activists Kiyoshi Kuromyia
and Marsha P. Johnson followed by a teach-in with activists Reina and Che
Gossett about prison abolition and legacies of transgender activism.

NB: Films will be screened from 1:30-3:00 pm; teach-in/discussion 3-4:30 pm. 

 

Reina Gossett lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
and believes creativity & imagination are vital in movements for self
determination.  She is a trans activist & artist, working as
membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and blogging at thespiritwas.tumblr.com.  Reina’s
work has been featured in Barnard College’s The Scholar & Feminist
Online, as well as Captive Genders:
Trans Embodiement & The Prison Industrial Complex, 
Post Post
Script Press and Randy Magazine.  

 

Che Gossett is a member of ACT UP
Philadelphia, on the steering committee of the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance,
a board member with the Sex Worker Outreach Project and has been involved in
queer and/or trans and gender nonconforming decriminalization, decarceration
and prison industrial complex abolitionist organizing. Che is currently working
on a biography of queer AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya.