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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

Webinar Date:  June 27, 2019



Author, lawyer, and Black lesbian immigrant survivor Andrea Ritchie will provide a focused look at police violence and racial profiling in the context of domestic violence in this presentation.  This timely webinar will explore police responses to domestic violence as sites of racial profiling, criminalization, police violence and lack of protection for survivors, and identify potential strategies for reducing harm and increasing protections for survivors through legal, legislative, policy and funding strategies.


About the Presenter

Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant survivor who has engaged in research, advocacy, and litigation focused on policing and criminalization of women and LGBTQ people of color over the past two decades.  She is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBTQ People in the United States.  She is a nationally recognized expert on issues of policing and gender based violence, served on the Steering Committee and as co-chair of the Anti-Violence and Criminalization Working Group of the New York City Council Young Women's Initiative, and has testified before the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Prison Rape Elimination Commission.

Suggested Participants

Anyone interested in learning more about police violence and racial profiling, particularly in the context of domestic violence, will benefit from this webinar.  This may include community- and system-based advocates, criminal justice professionals, and other practitioners.

Registration Details

This webinar is open to OVW and FVPSA Grantees and to the general public.

The webinar is free of charge (but you will have to pay for the phone call if you dial in).

This webinar will be closed captioned.


Questions?  For questions about this webinar, please contact the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women at  Please put “Invisible No More” in the subject line.


Can’t attend?  We plan to post a recording of the webinar on our website 7 – 10 days after the “live” presentation is complete.  Please check the Webinar Archive: Ending Mass Incarceration list if you are unable to attend the live presentation.

Click here to register.  The PowerPoint (and any other documents from the webinar) will be available by clicking here.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-KO53 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication / program / exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the  Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Click here to register. 


A copy of the PowerPoint (and any other documents from the webinar) will be available by clicking here.

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