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Incarcerating Transgender People: An Examination of the Issues

Past Event: 09.29.2016 @ 4:30 pm
Conversations in Human Rights

Transgender people, like other LGBTQ people, are disproportionality represented in the criminal justice system in the United States. Criminalization of LGBTQ lives frequently results in their incarceration, an imprisonment that may have consequences that are uniquely harsh on transgender prisoners. What special issues are implicated when a transgender person is incarcerated? What role does race play in transgender incarceration? What are some possible solutions to these issues? This panel will examine these and other concerns.Panelists include Asa King (former Southern Regional Attorney at The Transgender Law Center) and Paisley Currah (Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Professor of Political Science and Women's & Gender studies). The event is moderated by Ara Wilson (Duke University, Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies).

Contact:
Abendroth, Kathryn - kea12@duke.edu

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