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Sunday, July 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sexual Violence and the State

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While the question of interpersonal dynamics, particularly in workplaces and on campuses, has permeated discussions of sexual violence, less attention has been given to the question of the state. From the horrors committed by the United States in Abu Ghraib to the ways in which this country’s carceral system fails survivors and destroys the lives of Black, Brown, and working-class people, the state is not an adequate tool for addressing—and is often a perpetrator of—sexual violence in society. Legal frameworks don't recognize the complexities of desire, sex, and sexuality, nor of the violence of capitalism and oppression. But we’re still left with the sticky, unavoidable, and wholly significant question: In a world that was not built for the well-being of most of us, what does justice mean?


Camila Valle

Camila Valle is a socialist living in NYC. Her work focuses on gender and Latin America.

Sunday July 7, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Clark B/C