Main Content Region

"We Deserve Better": Contesting Racialized Sexual and Gender Policing, with Dr. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs (University of Kentucky, Geography)

"We Deserve Better": Contesting Racialized Sexual and Gender Policing, with Dr. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs (University of Kentucky, Geography)

April 8, 2024
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/csusb-race-policing
Dr. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs (University of Kentucky, link).

Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/csusb-race-policing

"We Deserve Better": Contesting Racialized Sexual and Gender Policing

This talk traces the New Orleans grassroots organization BreakOUT!'s "We Deserve Better" campaign (2010-2013) to reign in the everyday racial and gender profiling and state sanctioned sexual violence of the New Orleans Police Department. This case highlights the centrality of policing racialized gender and sexuality in the contemporary carceral state and how struggles over everyday criminalization have served as a pivot point for the future of post-Katrina New Orleans.

Find Dr. Pelot-Hobbs's new book, Prison Capital: Mass Incarceration and Struggles for Abolition Democracy in Louisiana, here at the publisher's website (link) and here at Amazon (link).

Thank you to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for sponsoring this event along with Pfau Library.

Series organizers: Dr. Mary Texeira (CSUSB Sociology), Robie Madrigal (Pfau Library), Stan Futch (President, Westside Action Group), Dr. Jeremy Murray (CSUSB History), Matt Patino (Crafton Hills College Adjunct Faculty), Michael German (Brennan Center for Justice). Click here to view previous panels in the Conversations on Race and Policing series (link).