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Kite Line- March 9, 2018: State Violence Against Women of Color

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This week, we share a conversation we had with Andrea Ritchie, an attorney and activist whose work focuses on police violence against the queer community and women of color. She speaks about current political conditions, and the concepts in her most recent book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color.

Ritchie walks us through some of the different ways that women of color are disproportionately attacked and criminalized by police. She speaks of police violence against mothers and pregnant women, and shares the stories of some specific women who have been harmed by the police. Finally, Ritchie talks to us about some of the positive organizing she is seeing in respect to issues of police violence against black women and women of color.