Thursday, March 8, 2012
7:30pm until 10:30pm
The first event of a series throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month.
Vikki Law (http://resistancebehindbars.org/)
Tina Reyonolds (http://womenandprison.org/contributors/view/tina_reynolds) – WORTH (http://womenontherise-worth.org/)
Tanisha Douglas (http://mxgm.org/)
Laura Whitehorn (http://www.kersplebedeb.com/mystuff/profiles/whitehorn.html)
Sonni Farrow (OWS)
and representatives from the Silvia Rivera Law Project (http://srlp.org/)
Many statistics and conversations alike about prisons, seem to present a uniform image of prison populations. If one were to believe the contrived image created by our contemporary culture about prisons, through television shows and corporate media, it would seem as if all prisoners were unremorseful, violent, adult male, murderers and rapists. This is simply not the case.
While adult males do occupy the most space in these institutions; they are not alone. Women and Youth are becoming the largest growing demographics of newly arrested and incarcerated individuals.
Throughout the evening our panelists will discuss particular issues facing incarcerated Women and Trans peoples.
From outlining the historical development of incarceration to issues of privatization, personal experience and resistance; the program will not be one to miss.
Sliding scale donations. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.