Learn More Series: At Every Stage of the System: The Criminalization and Over-Incarceration of LGBTQIA+ People

From juvenile detention to arrest rates to incarceration, the LGBTQIA+ population is overrepresented at every stage of the criminal justice system. This is especially true for queer and trans women of color, immigrants, and disabled people. Once imprisoned, LGBTQIA+ individuals are four to five times as likely as their straight counterparts to experience sexual violence at the hands of prison staff or another incarcerated person.

The Learn More Series presents a hard-hitting, intersectionality-focused conversation on the queer and trans prison abolition movement featuring a wide range of grass-roots voices, including the formerly incarcerated.

This event originally occurred on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, and was co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff.

– Casper Cendre, Co-founder, A.B.O. Comix
– Jennifer Love Williams, Advisory Board Chair, Black & Pink Massachusetts
– Liza Doubossarskia, attorney, Immigration Equality
– Jennicet Gutiérriez, Co-Executive Director, Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Moderator: Daniel Jacobson López, PhD, MSW, LCSW Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, and Faculty Affiliate, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, Boston University