Episode: Andrea Ritchie


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Andrea Ritchie

In this episode Caitlin connects and speaks with organizer, researcher and lawyer Andrea Ritchie.

Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color over the past two decades. She recently published Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color now available from Beacon Press. 

Ritchie is a nationally recognized expert and sought after commentator on policing issues. She is currently Researcher-in-Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Criminalization at the Social Justice Institute of the Barnard Center for Research on Women. In 2014 she was awarded a Senior Soros Justice Fellowship to engage in documentation and advocacy around profiling and policing of women of color – trans and not trans, queer and not queer. 

Referenced in this episode: 

Andrea's Books: Invisible No More & Queer Injustice

Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality against Black Women by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw and Andrea J. Ritchie

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Mariame Kaba

The Mandate by Mary Hooks

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intro music by Abhimanyu Janamanchi. production by Nora Rasman.



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