• Sad Francisco 13: The Jail at Compton’s Cafeteria: Trans Liberation Landmark to Private Prison, with Susan Stryker


    Susan Stryker is an historian who uncovered one of the first modern rebellions against police violence by trans/queer people. In 1967, the Tenderloin’s Compton’s Cafeteria was a site of resistance against state violence, but today its space arm of the prison industrial complex owned by one of the largest private prison corporations in the world, Geo Group.

    – At the Crossroads of Turk and Taylor: Resisting Carceral Power in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, by Susan Stryker for Places Journal: https://placesjournal.org/article/transgender-resistance-and-prison-abolitionism-san-francisco-tenderloin

    – Screaming Queens (Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-WASW9dRBU

    – Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight (Vicki Marlane film by Michelle Lawler, produced by Kim Klausner and Susan Stryker): https://vimeo.com/80952090

    – Cyrus J. O’Brien’s “’A Prison in Your Community’: Halfway Houses and the Melding of Treatment and Control” in the Journal of American History