Dr. Beth Richie Speaks About Her New Book: “Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and American’s Prison Nation.”


Join Girl Talk, Depaul University Ministry, Depaul Community Service Association, and the Women’s Center/Depaul University on Thursday, June 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Dr. Beth Richie who will speak about her new book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation.

Dr. Richie is Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her scholarly and activist work focuses on the experiences of African American battered women and sexual assault survivors, and emphasizes how race/ethnicity and social position affect women’s experience of violence and incarceration. Dr. Richie is a qualitative researcher and the author of numerous articles concerning Black feminism and gender violence, race and criminal justice policy, and the social dynamics around issues of sexuality, families, and grassroots organizations in African American communities. Her book, Compelled to Crime: the Gender Entrapment of Black Battered Women, is taught in many college courses and is cited in the popular press for its original arguments concerning race, gender and crime. Her current book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation, chronicles the evolution of the contemporary anti-violence movement during a period of mass incarceration in the United States.

Dr. Richie is also working on an ethnographic project documenting the conditions of confinement in women’s prisons. Her work has been supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Institute for Justice, and the National Institute of Corrections. Among others, she has been awarded the Audre Lorde Legacy Award from the Union Institute, the Advocacy Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Visionary Award from the Violence Intervention Project. Dr. Richie is a board member of the Woods Fund of Chicago, the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African Community, and the Center for Fathers’ Families and Public Policy, and she is a founding member of INCITE!: Women of Color Against Violence. She is currently the Director of the The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Girl Talk is thrilled that Dr. Richie will be sharing her insights and experience with us. You will also learn about Girl Talk and how you can support our work.

When: Thursday, June 21st
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Depaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Room 324
RSVP by June 18: chicagogirltalk@gmail.com
Info: This event is at no cost to participants but you MUST RSVP by June 18th to attend.

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