Miami, FL: 11:00 a.m. Press Conference: Overzealous Immigration Enforcement Hurts and Angers Community Members


Community Angered by State Agency Calling Immigration on Client Families

DCF Must Stop Tearing Families Apart

CONTACT: Subhash Kateel: (347) 524-3374 or John De Leon (305) 778-0126

WHAT: Press Conference with Community Leaders and Advocates including the Florida Immigrant Coalition, Attorney John De Leon, Victor Arriaga, Sisterhood of Survivors, Women's Advocacy Project of the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade and others

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Florida Department of Children a

if you're in the Bay Area this weekend: Our Voices Within

If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, you can not only pick up a copy of Resistance Behind Bars, but also support the incredible work of Free Battered Women

Free Battered Women presents:
Our Voices Within: Internally Free

Celebrating the freedom of formerly incarcerated survivors of domestic violence & honoring those who remain imprisoned.

Saturday afternoon March 28th, 2009

Doors open at 3:30pm

The Women's Building

reminder: City from Below conference this weekend!

From Cities to Cells (and Back Again): The City and Incarceration

Start: 03/28/2009 - 1-2:30 pm

Jacqueline Robarge, Rowena Simmons, and Carmen Shorter (Power Inside, Baltimore)
and Polly Riddims (Critical Resistance, Baltimore)

new FIAC report – Dying for Decent Care: Bad Medicine in Immigration Custody

Two Studies – on Women and Systemic Abuses – Document Shortcomings and Lack of Accountability

(Miami, March 17, 2009) – The medical care system in US immigration detention is dangerously inadequate, with unique consequences for women, and improving health care for immigration detainees should be a top priority for the new administration, Human Rights Watch and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) said.

audio of some of my Bay Area events

Short interview on Hard Knock RAdio, KPFA (Thursday, March 12):
(Note: this show is only up for the next 2 weeks)

Sunday Sedition, KPFA (Sunday, March 15): Sunday Sedition - March 15, 2009 at 9:00am

photos from event at Babylon Falling (San Francisco)

On Thursday, March 12th, I did a short presentation on incarcerated women and media at Babylon Falling in San Francisco. I was joined by Megan Books of the Building Bloc Mutual Aid Penpal Project. Photos are here: outside Babylon Fallingoutside Babylon Falling

Resistance Behind Bars profiled in the latest issue of Bitch magazine!

Well, okay, it's supposed to be an author profile, not a book review, but still...

The spring 2009 issue of Bitch Magazine has a 3-page interview with yours truly about the issues facing incarcerated women, their acts of resistance, how and why these actions have been ignored up till this point and a reminder that change comes from the people who fight for it, not those in high and mighty places.

The interview isn't on-line, so get yourself to your favorite independent bookseller to check it out!

SuperMax Subscriptions--providing those in supermax prisons with reading material!

Supermax Subscriptions seeks to connect the surplus of well-traveled citizens to a population that never goes anywhere: prisoners in American supermax prisons.

As most of you know, frequent flyer miles often expire before it is possible to save enough of them for a free airline ticket, seating upgrade, or other costly prize. Supermax Subscriptions asks people with these surplus miles to exchange small quantities of unused miles for magazine subscriptions to supermax prisoners.

Women on the Margins: presentation at Left Forum 2009

Women on the Margins: Incarceration and Resistance in the Current Era

at Left Forum, April 17 to 19, 2009 (exact time and day to be determined)

with Laura Whitehorn (former political prisoner and senior editor of POZ Magazine), Diana Block (California Coalition for Women Prisoners, The Fire Inside newsletter and author of Arm the Spirit: A Woman's Journey Underground and Back) and Joanne Macri (Immigrant Defense Project)

A discussion about women, incarceration and resistance and why this issue is important at this point in time.

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