The Rose Sheinberg Lecture Program invites a scholar working on cutting-edge issues of gender, race, and class to participate in a day of informal discussion, classroom teaching, and formal lecture in order to expose the Law School community to a variety of ideas, insights, and initiatives.
The Program is endowed by Jill and Richard Sheinberg, Dale J. and Arthur Galston, and the estate of Joel Dolkart to honor the memory of Rose Sheinberg '50.
Members of the Sheinberg Committee:
Professor Sylvia Law ’68 (Chair), Jill Sheinberg (family), Professor Alina Das, Professor Naomi Sunshine, Hugh Baron ’17, Claude Caroline Heffron ’17, Molly Lauterback ’16, and Nina Sheth ’16.
The 22nd Annual Rose Sheinberg Lecture
Andrea Ritchie presents "#SayHerName: Racial Profiling and Police Violence Against Black Women"
Tuesday November 3, 2015, 5:00PM - Lipton Hall, 110 W. 3rd Street.
Introduction by Urvashi Vaid. A reception will be immediately following the lecture.
Andrea J. Ritchie is a civil rights attorney who has led groundbreaking research, litigation, and advocacy efforts to challenge profiling, policing, and physical and sexual violence by law enforcement against women, girls and LGBTQ people of color for the past two decades. In her work, Ritchie confronts the role played by police as the front lines of the criminal punishment system, building and sharing knowledge, skills, and strategies for resistance within communities targeted by the police.
Ritchie helped found and coordinate Streetwise & Safe, a leadership development initiative for LGBTQ youth of color that educates youth about their rights and helps them develop strategies for safety and for long-term change. She now serves as Senior Policy Counsel. She is on the Steering Committee of Communities United for Police Reform, a citywide campaign challenging discriminatory policing practices in New York City, and is also a member of the LGBT Advisory Panel to the NYC Police Commissioner, playing a leadership role in its effort to revise the NYPD Patrol Guide to give officers greater guidance and training in interactions with LGBTQ New Yorkers.
Ritchie coauthored A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations to Address the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living With HIV (Ctr. for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law, 2014), Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Beacon 2011), Stonewalled: Police Abuse and Misconduct Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the United States (Amnesty Int’l, 2005), Education Not Deportation: Impacts of New York City School Safety Policies on Immigrant Youth (Desis Rising Up and Moving, 2006), and consulted for Caught in the Net: The Impact of Drug Policies on Women and Families (ACLU, Brennan Center for Justice & Break the Chains, 2005).
Ritchie is a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow, and graduated magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 2000.