Question Inevitability: Does Seattle Need A New Jail? A Lecture by Dean Spade

 Presented by Real Change and the Seattle University School of Law, January 28th, 2009, Pigott Auditorium Dean Spade is an assistant professor of law at Seattle University. Dean was a Williams Institute Law Teaching Fellow at UCLA Law School and Harvard Law School, teaching classes related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements. In 2002, Dean founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (, a non-profit law collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of color. SRLP also engages in litigation, policy reform and public education on issues affecting these communities and operates on a collective governance model, prioritizing the governance and leadership of trans, intersex, and gender variant people of color.