Some of the coolest-looking events I find these days are on Facebook, hands down. Next Wednesday on August 3rd from 7-9PM The Queer Commons will be facilitating an event at the CUNY Grad Center (room TBA) called Up Against the Wall: The Criminalization of Queer Identities. Anybody is invited to attend- readings are available on the event’s Facebook link which will be discussed at the event. Here’s an excerpt from the event’s organizers describing its focus:
Join the Queer Commons for a discussion of queers in the criminal justice system and how the queer community addresses (and ignores) the issue of mass incarceration. Readings will focus on the role the police play in policing gender, the disproportionate criminalization of queers of color, and the unique challenges faced by queers in the criminal justice system.
Already 63 people have RSVP’d to the event on Facebook and I’m sure many more will before the 3rd!