Friday, May 27, 2011

June 9, Thursday, 7pm
at Revolution Books
1103 N. Ashland Ave

JOEY MOGUL
Author Reading

“With remarkable passion Queer (In)Justice makes visible the very serious consequences of the prison industrial complex on the lives of LGBT people. It’s an important scholarly critique, an urgent call to action, and a vivid historical account of how the policing of gender and sexuality are intricately linked to race, class and power.—Beth Ritchie, Director, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Queer (In)Justice is an urgently needed and essential resource for activists and scholars. Accessible and stirring, it clearly and concisely exposes how criminalization is a central issue facing queer and trans politics today. Tracing the historical and contemporary implications of mass imprisonment as a central vector of racial and gender violence, this book is a vital tool towards building a movement that challenges the policing of our very identities.”—Dean Spade, founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, assistant professor of law, Seattle University School of Law

Joey L. Mogul, partner at the People’s Law Office in Chicago and Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at DePaul University College of Law. Mogul worked to seek justice for Chicago Police torture survivors, presenting the cases to UN Committee Against Torture and the Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. Mogul’s has represented lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in criminal and civil proceedings involving police and prisoner torture, abuse and misconduct. Mogul is also an activist with Queer to the Left and, the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights and with others to challenge the death penalty, torture by law enforcement officials and supermax conditions. Mogul is an Oberlin College graduate and earned a juris doctorate from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

Endorsed by the Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago

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