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Support Self Defense Free the New Jersey 4

ID Number: 33699
Maker: Naughty North Collective; Ryan Conrad
Technique: digital print
Date Made: 2008
Place Made: United States; Maine, Portland
Measurements: 43.2 cm x 30 cm; 17 in x 11 13/16 in
Main Subject: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Rights; Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Support Self Defense free the new jersey 4 a benefit bash featuring: Athens Boys Choir bang-a-rang dance troupe snapdragon and more!!! $1-$10 sliding scale at the dooryard - 108 High Street - Portland Maine - Nov 16 - 7pm

Acquisition Number: 2010-139

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Exhibition Annotation:
On August 18, 2006, four young African-American lesbians from Newark, New Jersey—Venice Brown (19), Terrain Dandridge (20), Patreese Johnson (20), and Renata Hill (24)—traveled to New York’s Greenwich Village where they were subjected to a homophobic verbal and physical assault by Dwayne Buckle (29), also African- American. Buckle verbally attacked the women, who rejected his sexual advances, with statements like “I’ll f**k you straight sweetheart.” He then spat on one woman’s face and flung a lit cigarette at them. After Buckle began choking one of the women, Patreese Johnson took a small kitchen knife and stabbed his arm to get him off her friend. The four women were arrested and received sentences ranging from three and a half to eleven years in prison. As of January 2013, Patreese Johnson remains in prison. Buckle was not arrested or charged.

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