This week, we are airing selections from a panel discussion that took place earlier this month here in Bloomington. Andrea Ritchie and Victoria Law, both of whom were featured on Kite Line earlier this month, sit alongside Andrea Sterling at a panel called “Building Community Resilience”. In it, these women discuss the myriad ways that female bodies are controlled, policed, and punished. As Ritchie notes, rates of incarceration amongst black women have been growing rapidly, and the panelists discuss the systemic reasons for this startling growth. They also discuss some ways in which affected communities respond, and how the blind spots in carceral feminism produce terrifying outcomes.
We will have the full panel available on our website.