2 presentations at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, Sat April 13 to Sun April 14

I'll be participating in two presentations at this year's Civil Liberties and Public Policy conference. FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE!

Birth, Parenting, Reproductive Health and the Prison Industrial Complex

Women's Resistance in Prison: a talk at UNC Chapel Hill, Thursday April 18, 6:30 pm

Join us for a discussion on gender, prison, and strategies for struggle and rebellion around these issues.

Thursday, April 18th
6:30 to 8 pm
UNC Chapel Hill, Bingham Hall 103
For map directions, click here and enter "Bingham Hall" into the search engine.

Sponsored by Feminist Students United and the Internationalist Prison Books Collective. Click here for the fantastic flier they made for the event.

Our Bodies, Our Stories: Reproductive Health Behind Bars

At the 2012 Allied Media Conference, I sat down with George Lavender from Making Contact to talk about reproductive justice (or the lack thereof) behind prison walls. It aired this week as part of a larger show on reproductive health behind bars.

You can listen to it here.

CHANGE IN VENUE: Resistance Behind Bars in Sacramento! Thurs, March 14th

I'll be doing two talks about gender, incarceration and resistance in Sacramento on Thursday, March 14th:

from noon to 1:30 pm, join me at Sacramento City College's Cultural Awareness Center for a presentation on gender, incarceration and resistance.

anti-shackling legislation introduced in Maryland & Iowa

Maryland General Assembly Delegate Jill P. Carter is one of the co-sponsors of a bill that, if passed, would prohibit the Maryland Department of Corrections from using physical restraints on pregnant women during the second or third trimester as well as during labor, transport, delivery or post-partum recovering.

It had its first hearing this past Tuesday (Feb 26, 2013).

Federal appeals court rules that Wiccan inmates can sue to gain chaplain

Wiccan inmates can sue to gain chaplain
by Bob Egelko
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Don't Leave Your Friends Behind--March events (NYC, DC, San Francisco/Oakland)

In addition to talking about gender, incarceration and resistance, I also talk about and organize around building family-friendly, all-ages social justice movements and communities. Don't Leave Your Friends BehindDon't Leave Your Friends Behind

This March, I'll be at Barnard's Scholar and Feminist Conference (NYC), Washington DC and the San Francisco Bay Area to celebrate the release of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities and to have conversations on ways

Women's voices from Solitary

The following essay comes from Sara Rodrigues, a prisoner at Albion Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison for women in New York State, close to the Canadian border. When Sara was sent to prison at the age of 16, she found her friend D there as well.

Talking about gender, incarceration, resistance & multigenerational organizing--Tues, 2/5, 3 pm PST

I'll be speaking (briefly) about gender, incarceration, resistance & multigenerational organizing this Tuesday afternoon (Feb 5th) at 3pm PST on KPFK.

You can stream in live at or tune in via their archives for up to 90 days after the show airs.

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