Thinking Gender 2020: Sexual Violence as Structural Violence: Feminist Visions of Transformative Justice



This year marks Thinking Gender's 30th anniversary! Pre-Register by Friday, February 28, 2020. In-person registration will also be available on the day of the event. Thinking Gender 2020 will focus on feminist, queer, trans, anti-carceral, transnational, and intersectional approaches to sexual violence.


Friday, March 6, 2020
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM


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This year marks Thinking Gender’s 30th anniversary!

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020
CARNESALE COMMONS, UCLA

GENERAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Pre-Register by Friday, February 28, 2020. In-person registration will also be available on the day of the event.

DETAILED SCHEDULE

Thinking Gender 2020 will focus on feminist, queer, trans, anti-carceral, transnational, and intersectional approaches to sexual violence. 

Recent #MeToo mobilizations against high-profile predatory sexual abusers including Harvey Weinstein, R. Kelly, and Jeffrey Epstein have heightened public conversation around sexual violence. While important contributions have challenged dominant approaches to sexual violence, much of it has remained caught in legalistic, carceral, or criminal justice discourses that emphasize the punishment of individual actors to the exclusion of envisioning alternative definitions of repair and justice. Such dominant approaches center evidence and proof, and offer only the punishment of individual perpetrators as remedy, often in ways that exacerbate existing structural inequalities. Decades of scholarship and activism have demonstrated the inefficacy of such punitive models to curb sexual violence as well as the ways in which they exacerbate the policing of already marginalized communities.


KEYNOTE PANEL

Transformational Justice: Refusing Criminalization and Sexual Violence

Friday, March 6, 2020, 3:15 PM

Thinking Gender 2020: Sexual Violence as Structural Violence: Feminist Visions of Transformative Justice will feature a keynote panel of scholars and activists, headlined by Mariame Kaba. The panel will follow an opening presentation by Tongva artist, Weshoyot Alvitre.

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Keynote Panelists:

Mariame Kaba
Founder and Director, Project NIA; Researcher-in-Residence, Social Justice Institute, Barnard Center for Research on Women

Mimi Kim
Assistant Professor of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach

Emily Thuma
Assistant Professor of American Politics and Public Law, University of Washington Tacoma

Sarah Haley (Moderator)
Chair, CSW Advisory Committee; Director, UCLA Black Feminism Initiative; Professor, Gender Studies and African American Studies

Keynote Opener:

Weshoyot Alvitre
Illustrator and Comic Book Artist, Tongva (Los Angeles Basin)


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA International Institute