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Growing Up Policed: Surveilling Racialized Sexualities

November 28, 2011

Edit: The location has changed! The conference will now take place at University of Oregon in Downtown Portland – Rooms 142 & 144, 70 NW Couch St. Sorry for any confusion!

Lewis and Clark Graduate School is hosting an event to address the unique issues faced by young, queer people of color. The conference will take place at the University of Oregon in Downtown Portland – Rooms 142 & 144, 70 NW Couch St. on December 1st from 11AM – 5PM.

This daylong conference uses a recent legal case that occurred in Portland, Oregon to highlight how young people marginalized through sexuality and race are targeted. We discuss the context of “Growing Up Policed” and focus attendees on organizing future responses. To that end, this conference offers presenters who describe the relationship between youth, marginalization, the Prison Industrial Complex and technology, followed by a world-premier screening of the mini-documentary film, “Unlawful Justice: The Story of Antjuanece and Jolene”.

The screening is followed by a panel discussion of leading attorneys who work on the national front lines of LGBT law. This conference concludes with a local organizing session about how young people, activists, and scholars can network to keep young people safe in the nexus of education, technology, justice and constructions of racialized sexuality.

The afternoon program is specifically intended for LGBT young people, scholars, activists and concerned allies. We invite youth to listen to other young people about their experiences growing up policed. We ask for the voices of young adults and LGBT allies who have made the safety and rights of LGBT people a priority.  We encourage you to contribute to how we, as a community of concerned citizens, will network and provide a safety net for the next “Antjuanece Brown.”

The event is free and open to the public! For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event website.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2011 4:27 pm

    Location has apparently been moved.


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