The Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy invites you to a
documentary film screening:
VISIONS OF ABOLITION: FROM CRITICAL RESISTANCE TO A NEW WAY OF LIFE by Critical Resistance.
This film documents the effects of the prison industrial complex, with a focus on how it has affected women’s lives. This film introduces and elaborates the theory, perspectives and practices of scholars and
activists involved in the prison abolition movement.
DATE: Thursday, April 28, 2011
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Student Center East, Cardinal Room # 329
The film was directed and produced by Setsu Shigematsu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California Riverside Campus. Her intellectual and scholarly concerns include the historical relationship between U.S. and Japanese imperialisms, transnational liberation movements, comparative feminist and critical theory, and media and cultural studies. Dr. Shigematsu is writing a book which offers a cross-disciplinary analysis of the history, politics and philosophy of the women’s liberation movement that emerged in Japan from the late 1960s to the 1970s, forthcoming with University of Minnesota
The film was co-produced by Cameron Granadino, a Media and Cultural Studies Major from the University of California, Riverside. He is an Independent Filmmaker, and member of Active Students Against Prisons and Policing.
Project NIA is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event.
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