Prisoner Correspondence Project, Certain Days, Kersplebedeb Publishing & QPIRG Concordia
invite you to the Montreal book launch of:

Captive Genders: trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex

Thursday November 24th, 6:30pm
QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve O. suite 204
metro Guy Concordia
– presentation by a trans guy incarcerated in Joliette (a Montreal area women’s prison) speaking about his experiences in a gender-segregated prison environment
– selected readings from the Captive Genders anthology just published by AK Press
– excerpts from the Prisoner Correspondence Project’s article Imprisoned Pride, featuring the voices of currently incarcerated queer prisoners, speaking to their experiences behind bars
– words from Amazon Contreraz, a jailhouse lawyer, trans activist and prisoner at Corcoran, California

The book will be available for sale at the launch at the discounted price of $15 (usual price is $23.05)
– Whisper translation available (English-French & French-English)
– Venue is wheelchair accessible
– Childcare available on site
– Snacks will be served
About the book:
Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.