We will be reading and discussing Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation by Beth Richie. The Reading Group is hosted by Jennifer Thomas, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CJCC, Stacey Seldon, Family Violence Coordinator at GCFV, and Alexis Champion, Training Manager at GCADV.
About Arrested Justice: Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the U.S.-based movement to end violence against women.
Richie argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms it takes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized—at best—and frequently ignored. Arrested Justice brings issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization into focus right alongside of questions of public policy and gender violence, resulting in a compelling critique, a passionate re-framing of stories, and a call to action for change.
The virtual book club will be held via Zoom, in 3 sessions held over the next couple of months. We will discuss the book in three sections (approximately 85 pages each section), and we will provide discussion topics prior to the group convening.
After registering, you will receive a separate email with discussion questions and the Zoom link to attend the session.
Event Date(s): 10/01/2020 - 10/01/2020
Event Time(s): 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Credits: 1.5 Hours
Virtual Zoom meeting - you will receive a Zoom link via email after registering
Co-hosted by Jennifer Thomas of CJCC, Stacey Seldon of GCFV, and Alexis Champion of GCADV
Advocates, staff and administrators from domestic violence programs in Georgia
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. Space is limited in each time slot.