Join the Chicago Chapter of BYP100 in a dialogue & discussion on the criminalization of Black women & girls through a queer feminist lens. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, will amplify stories of Black women & girls, and propose solutions over (free) food and community. Featured speakers include: Dr. Beth E. Richie, Dr. Barbara Ransby, Mariame Kaba, Deana Lewis and Ayanna Banks-Harris. 

Beth E. Richie, Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy and a professor of African American Studies and Criminal, Law, and Justice and at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and author of Arrested Justice.

Barbara Ransby, professor and director of the Social Justice Initiative and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Mariame Kaba, founder and director of Project NIA and co-founder of the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Young Women and Girls.

Deana Lewis, Black Girls Under Fire

Ayanna Banks Harris, Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander.


Charlene Carruthers, BYP100 National Coordinator

The event will take place on the University of Chicago campus 5710 S. Woodlawn on Wednesday April 16, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Central Time. 

To RSVP please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/445519735550878/.

Watch the event via live stream at: http://www.ustream.tv/leagueofyoungvoters