Criminal Justice Reform


Jenny is interested in the intersections of gender, sexuality, criminalization, and race. For her Blueprint, she organized a series of events at her college, one of which was a panel with three phenomenal speakers, titled “Who are the Violent Ones? Critical Queer Perspectives on Prison Abolition.” This panel invited the community to discuss the ways that gender and sexual deviance are criminalized in our society, the limits of hate crimes legislation as a response to violence, and alternative ways of thinking about punishment that do not rely on the State. In accordance with this event, Jenny wrote her senior thesis on Prefigurative Politics and the Queer Prison Abolition Movement.