LGBTQ Prison Abolition

 

This coming Wednesday, QSU and Converging Worlds are bringing Tray "Rock" Johns, the National Director of Black and Pink will be coming to campus to lead a workshop.

 

Black and Pink is an organization of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. They work towards prison abolition and work to center the narratives and agency of formerly and currently incarcerated LGBTQ/HIV+ people. They take on many specific issues, with the goal that all their initiatives work towards the eventual destination of total prison abolition.

 

Tray "Rock" Johns (pronouns, she, her, him, he, they, or just tray), will be talking about the effect of the prison industrial system in general and more specifically on queer and POC communities. This will range from the fallout of arrest to intimidation to imprisonment to parole. There will also be significant discussion on possible and used methods of disrupting these structures.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7pm in Zilkha Center

Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00pm

Zilkha Center, Living room

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