Color of Violence The Incite! Anthology

ISBN-10: 089608762X
ISBN-13: 9780896087620
Edition: 2006
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Description: In 2000, over TK activists convened in Santa Cruz, California. They were drawn together from diverse communities by one unifying mission: to end the war being waged on women of color in the US and around the world. There INCITE! Women of Color  More...

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 275
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In 2000, over TK activists convened in Santa Cruz, California. They were drawn together from diverse communities by one unifying mission: to end the war being waged on women of color in the US and around the world. There INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence was born. Already the largest multiracial, grassroots feminist organization in the US, INCITE! boasts TK members and chapters in TK cities, including New York, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle. Color of Violence presents the fierce and vital writing of 24 of these visionary women-including well-known scholars and activists Kimberle Crenshaw, Haunani-Kay Trask, Dorothy Roberts, Elizabeth Martinez, and Margo Okazawa-Rey. Drawing astute connections between different forms of interpersonal violence and violence perpetrated by police, prisons, and the military, the contributors both expand the definition of violence against women- shifting the focus from domestic violence and sexual assault-and place women of color at the center. For example, Loretta Ross reveals how immigration laws and border policing compound violence against migrating women and Patricia Allard explores how the state inflicts violence through legislating poverty. Unlike most existing examinations of violence against women that treat women as "victims," Color of Violence highlights the groundbreaking work of survivors and activists in creating strategies to counter violence. The authors map innovative strategies of movement building and resistance used by women of color around the world. At a time of heightened state surveillance and repression of people of color, the INCITE! Anthology is an essential intervention.

Julia Sudbury is Professor of ethnic studies at Mills College, and editor of Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex (Routledge, 2005).

Introduction
Reconceptualizing Antiviolence Strategies
Rethinking Antiviolence Strategies: Lessons from the Black Women's Movement in Britain
Disability in the New World Order
Federal Indian Law and Violent Crime
Feminism, Race, and Adoption Policy
The Color of Choice: White Supremacy and Reproductive Justice
Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing
A Call for Consistency: Palestinian Resistance and Radical US Women of Color
Forms of Violence
The Color of Violence
Four Generations in Resistance
The War to Be Human / Becoming Human in a Time of War
The Forgotten "-ism": An Arab American Women's Perspective on Zionism, Racism, and Sexism
Reflections in a Time of War: A Letter to My Sisters
Don't Liberate Me
"National Security" and the Violation of Women: Militarized Border Rape at the US-Mexico Border
The Complexities of "Feminicide" on the Border
INS Raids and How Immigrant Women are Fighting Back
Law Enforcement Violence Against Women of Color
Crime, Punishment, and Economic Violence
Pomo Woman, Ex-Prisoner, Speaks Out
The War Against Black Women, and the Making of NO!
The Medicalization of Domestic Violence
Building Movement
Unite and Rebel! Challenges and Strategies in Building Alliances
Sistas Makin' Moves: Collective Leadership for Personal Transformation and Social Justice
Disloyal to Feminism: Abuse of Survivors within the Domestic Violence Shelter System
Gender Violence and the Prison-Industrial Complex
Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice
"The Personal is the Private is the Cultural": South Asian Women Organizing Against Domestic Violence
An Antiracist Christian Ethical Approach to Violence Resistance
Taking Risks: Implementing Grassroots Community Accountability Strategies
Poem on trying to love without fear
Endnotes and Works Cited
Index
About the Contributors
About South End Press

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