Author, lawyer, and Black lesbian immigrant survivor Andrea Ritchie will provide a focused look at police violence and racial profiling in the context of domestic violence in this presentation. This timely webinar will explore police responses to domestic violence as sites of racial profiling, criminalization, police violence and lack of protection for survivors, and identify potential strategies for reducing harm and increasing protections for survivors through legal, legislative, policy and funding strategies.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant survivor who has engaged in research, advocacy, and litigation focused on policing and criminalization of women and LGBTQ people of color over the past two decades. She is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBTQ People in the United States. She is a nationally recognized expert on issues of policing and gender based violence, served on the Steering Committee and as co-chair of the Anti-Violence and Criminalization Working Group of the New York City Council Young Women's Initiative, and has testified before the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Prison Rape Elimination Commission.