In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Dominican University presents “The Missing Story of #MeToo: Police Sexual Violence—Patterns, Prevention and Policy Responses” by Andrea J. Ritchie on Thursday, March 25. The virtual program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Register here for a Zoom link.

Andrea Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney and organizer whose writing, litigation and advocacy focuses on policing and criminalization of women and LGBT people of color. She is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color (2017) and Say Her Name: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women (2015). She is Researcher in Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and has taught classes on policing, social justice and human rights at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois-Chicago and Northeastern University Law School.

Ritchie has testified before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and a number of United Nations treaty bodies. She is a founding member of the steering committee of New York City’s Communities United for Police Reform and a member of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table.

For more information on this program, contact Michelle Van Natta, associate professor of criminology, at

About Dominican University

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in information studies. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University #10 of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, the best value in the Chicago area and #1 in Illinois for ensuring the social mobility of its graduates.