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Patriarchy, Prisons, Police

Summary: This talk will consider how we respond to sexual assault in our communities. I will briefly give an overview of prevalent community structures for responding to this form of violence and how those came to be the prevailing structures. Then, I will explore the shortcomings of those strategies; in particular, I will talk about the failure of mass incarceration to make our communities safer. Finally, I will look at alternative responses to violence that some communities are already using to redress and bring an end to sexual assault without relying on the police or prisons.

Led by Sarah Tyson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (CU Denver)/anti-violence and anti-prisons activist