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Print Renaissance--Sat, May 9th, 11:30 am

Print Renaissance

How has the printed book found a home in the digital world? Do handmade books become more precious because much of our writing and reading is now done online? A panel of writers and publishers discusses the recent and unexpected print renaissance. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:30am
Crosby Street Hotel Screening Room

Sat, April 25: Artist as Ally: a panel discussion

From Käthe Kollwitz’s artwork addressing the tragedy of war in the early 20th century to the Art Worker’s Coalition pressuring NYC museums to implement economic and political reform in 1969, there has always been a space in the art world where artists have been a force in social change both among their peers and the world at large.

Court Orders Settlement for Jail Videotaping Women's Strip Searches--and Statement by Debra Baggett

On April 9, 2015, a federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement of a class action regarding the videotaping of strip searches at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center, in Chicopee (the “WCC”). The plaintiffs’ lawyers will send notice of the settlement and a claim form to class members. The Court has scheduled a final hearing on the fairness of the settlement, to take place on September 10, 2015.

Sat, April 11: Pioneer Valley Zinefest & evening panel

Sat, April 11th: Pioneer Valley Zinefest & evening panel

In Western Massachusetts on Saturday, April 11th? I'll be at the Pioneer Valley ZineFest tabling copies of Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison as well as copies of the ABC No Rio history zines I co-wrote back in the 1990s and early 2000s. I'll have brand-new, hot-off-the-press copies of the Spring/Mother's Day 2015 issue of Tenacious for sale.

THURS, 3/26, 5:30 pm: Talk at Hampshire College

Western Massachusetts!! I'll be speaking about incarceration, gender and resistance with an emphasis on Massachusetts this THURSDAY, March 26th, at Hampshire College. The event is free and open to the public.

Hampshire College
WEST LECTURE HALL, FPH
This event starts at 5:30pm.

This event is organized by : Childhood, Youth and Learning Program, Critical Social Inquiry, CPSC, Queer Studies, The Law Program, Africana Studies, Hampshire Students Against Mass Incarceration, & Decolonize Media Collective

MON, April 13th, 6 pm: "One Fight: Activists Talk Prison Abolition & Reproductive Justice" (NYC)

Join Justice Now, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, the Correctional Association of NY's Women in Prison Project and me as we discuss and reflect on shared visions of change.

Why Aren't We More Outraged When Police Kill Black Women?

I'm pleased to be part of an on-line conversation with fantastic women of color like Veronica Bayetti Flores, Tasasha Henderson, Andrea Ritchie, Harmony Rodriguez and Jamia Wilson (whose cousin was Joan Little!) about police violence and women of color.

My contribution is "Why Aren't We More Outraged When Police Kill Black Women?"

It's short, so I definitely encourage you to read the entire se

Feminist Zine Fest, Sat March 7th, 12 to 6 pm

Feminist Zine Fest

Once again, I’ll be tabling at the Feminist Zine Fest. You can pick up a copy of the latest issues of the zine Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison as well as copies of my books.

Saturday, March 7th, 12 to 6 pm
Barnard College: 3009 Broadway, NYC
https://feministzinefestnyc.wordpress.com/schedule/

How do prisons impact reproductive justice?

This past Thursday, prison policy and advocacy organization the Correctional Association of New York released Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons. The report is a culmination of its five-year study and, not surprisingly, details horrifying experiences for women trying to access prenatal or other reproductive health care.

my latest 2 pieces about Marissa Alexander

I've been covering Marissa Alexander's case on and off since her sentencing in 2012. Below are my latest two, one just before her final sentencing hearing this past Tuesday and one written in the hours that followed her release.

Two hundred years ago, quilts were an integral part of the Underground Railroad. Abolitionists sewed patterns into the squares of their quilts. They then hung the quilts in their yards, ostensibly to air them out.

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