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LECTURE: Andrea Smith, Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement

LECTURE: Andrea Smith

Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Rockefeller 200

While the anti-violence movement has made progress in bringing to public attention the issues of domestic and sexual violence, it has also become increasingly complicit in state violence through its reliance on the criminal justice system. Consequently, it has often inadvertently increased violence in the lives of many women, particularly women of color. This talk will address the strategies adopted by women of color and indigenous women to decolonize the anti-violence by addressing the intersections of state violence and gender violence.  Andrea Smith is a co-founder of Incite! Women of Color and the Boarding School Healing Project. She is the author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (South End Press) and Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances.

Sponsored by Campus Life ALANA Programs, the Campus Life Women’s Center, SAVP/Office of Health Education, and the Women’s Studies Program