Thursday, October 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
As part of the Interference Archive exhibition Self-Determination Inside & Out, I'm going to be part of a curated video program and discussion (off-site).
The videos and discussion examine criminalized self defense, negligent healthcare, and "protective" isolation in order to explore organizing against prisons as organizing against gender violence. With Sara Kruzan (remotely), Victoria Law, and Cecily McMillan.
NOTE: The program is NOT at the Interference Archive.
Join me, Mary Johnson from the Coming Home program of St. Luke's Hospital, and Vivian Nixon of the College and Community Fellowship for a panel discussion about the changing attitudes towards women's imprisonment. From the reformatory idealism of the Progressive Era to the current mass incarceration crisis and the War on Drugs, how does the criminal justice system continue to perpetuate sexual and racial injustice?
I've started writing a weekly column for Waging NonViolence
, mostly focusing on incarceration, gender and resistance. My latest is now up.
What Orange is the New Black Got Wrong About Compassionate Release
In the hit TV show, the character known as Jimmy obviously suffers from dementia. She wanders the wards in search of her missing husband, and even manages to walk out of the understaffed prison.
I've reviewed the new documentary Out in the Night
for both Bitchmedia and Truthout:
Do Black Lesbians Have the Right to Self-Defense? Truthout, June 11, 2014.
In Philadelphia? Join me for:
Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women & All Women Impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex
an interactive discussion hosted by the Working Group on Mass Incarceration of the Germantown Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 30th, 2014
6pm to 8:30pm
Meeting House at Germantown Friends School
47 W. Coulter Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Accessible by Septa (23 bus on Germantown Avenue
or Germantown stop on Chestnut Hill East regional rail-see
Wed, May 28, 7 to 8:30 pm
Asian American Writers Workshop
I'm honored to have participated in the upcoming No Selves to Defend: A Legacy of Criminalizing Women of Color for Self Defense
, a zine to both raise awareness about women of color incarcerated for self-defense *and* raise funds for Marissa Alexander's legal defense.
If you are planning to attend the Left Forum, I'll be speaking at two panels on gender and incarceration. (Note: The Left Forum is not free. You have to pay to get in. There is also no childcare provided.)
Why Are Women In Prison?: The Politics of Risk
Policing Gender: a dialogue at the Foundry Theatre
I have the honor to be speaking alongside Kai Lumumba Barrow and Andrea Ritchie (Streetwise and Safe) on WEDNESDAY, May 14th, as part of the Foundry Dialogues.
What's gender got to do with policing and prison? Did you know that the number of women in prison is increasing at nearly double the rate for men? What does this mean?