SEATTLE!! RBB event at UW's Simpson Center, Wed, 11/7, 3:30 pm

Gender and Activism in Prison: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women

Wednesday, November 7th, 3:30 pm
Simpson Center at University of Washington, Communications 202/204
(Map, driving and bus directions here:

While there is a growing outrage over mass incarceration, this concern often focuses on male prisoners. Women prisoners have rich but largely unknown histories of resistance to incarceration. Their activism has been overshadowed by an emphasis not only on male incarceration but on masculine forms of resistance that privilege violence and celebrity over networks and collectivity. Freelance journalist Victoria Law examines the specific issues of and obstacles to organizing inside women's prisons to show the difference gender makes in struggles to undermine the prison industrial complex.


Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Seattle Book Launch!
With Victoria Law, Andrea Givens, and Simon Knaphus
Fri. Nov 9, 7 pm
Garden House
2336 15th Ave S., Seattle

How do we create new, non-hierarchical structures of support and mutual aid and include all ages in the struggle for social justice? Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind is a collection of concrete tips, suggestions, and narratives on ways that non-parents can support parents, children, and caregivers in their communities, social movements, and collective processes. Let's build an all-ages, inclusive revolution that leaves no one behind.

Join co-editor Victoria Law and Seattle-area contributors Andrea Givens and Simon Knaphus for a reading, discussion and celebration of ways to support families in social justice movements and communities. Let's build an all-ages, all-inclusive revolution that leaves no one behind!

This is an event for all ages; bring your children!!