SPEAKING

Andrea is an experienced facilitator, trainer, consultant and public speaker, and is available for presentations, readings, discussions and strategy sessions focused on the themes explored in No More Police. A Case for Abolition and Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color.

 

Andrea is excited to partner with local grassroots organizations and informal collectives, bookstores, academic institutions, national organizations and networks and philanthropic partners to create opportunities to engage issues relating to racial profiling, police violence, and criminalization targeting women of color, and to envision, develop, and amplify organizing and advocacy around these issues.

You can book Andrea as a speaker here.

TOPICS & WORKSHOPS

New! From Andrea J. Ritchie and Mariame Kaba – No More Police. A Case For Abolition

The authors of this timely new book urge us to change the way we understand and seek safety, sharing lessons from this persuasive primer exploring movements for police abolition through a Black feminist lens. They make the case that police reform cannot end the violence of policing, and that preventing, interrupting and healing from violence, including gender-based violence, requires us to #DefundPolice, and ultimately abolish policing in all its forms. Exploring pathways to abolition through mutual aid, rebuilding the commons, transformative justice, and experiments in creating collective ecosystems of community care, along with the tricks and tensions along the way, Ritchie and Kaba invite all of us to join in the fight for safer, more abundant, and thriving communities.


Challenging Criminalization

Criminalization is increasingly being wielded as a weapon to advance right wing agendas in the current political context - from increasingly aggressive policing of Black bodies in public spaces to intensifying criminalization of immigrants, trans and gender nonconforming people, and reproductive rights. How can we resist the rising tide of profiling, police violence, criminalization and mass incarceration at the local, state and national levels - and the narratives that fuel it? A powerful examination of current patterns of state violence and call to action and resistance.

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

Invisible No More examines issues of racial profiling, police violence, criminalization and mass incarceration through the lens of women's experiences. How do women, trans, and gender nonconforming people experience policing in ways that are similar to other members of communities of color, and how are their experiences unique? What do their experiences teach us about the shape and scope of police violence, and how do they expand our framing of the issues and our demands for justice? How do they call on us to radically reimagine our visions of safety and the means we devote to achieving it? A unique perspective on one of the central issues of our time, rooted in over two decades of experience on the front lines of movements to end police violence.

The Missing Story of #MeToo: Police Sexual Violence - Patterns, Prevention, and Policy Responses

In the midst of a national conversation on sexual harassment and assault, one form of sexual violence remains shrouded in silence: when police officers are the perpetrators. Although studies show that sexual violence is the second most frequently reported form of police misconduct after excessive force, it is not the second most frequently talked about, despite the fact that an officer is caught in the act every 5 days. What does sexual violence by police look like? Who do officers target? Most importantly, how can we put a stop to this systemic problem? No survivor should be left out of the conversation, or the solution, just because the person who sexually assaulted her was a police officer.

Invisible No More Strategy Session

A workshop or training to support your organization or group in centering work around policing and criminalization of Black women and women of color in your organizing, campaign, or advocacy. 90 minutes to full day workshop or training, ongoing consulting and technical assistance is also available.