events

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.

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.

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.

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/

March 5 -- Race and the Criminal Justice System: Political Prisoners, Resistance, and Mass Incarceration

Join me, Dan Berger and Bryan Stevenson (founder and director of Equal Justice Initiative) on Thursday, March 5th, for a conversation on race, the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and resistance as part of the Black Freedom Studies at the NYPL's Schomburg Center.

Thursday, March 5th, 6 to 8 pm
Schomburg Center
515 Malcolm X Blvd
The event is free and open to the public.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-in-black-freedom-studies-race-...

Video of Stories Untold: Race, Representation & Politics in YA Fiction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrxLzjW2eoc&feature=youtu.be

The worlds we create in books, whether historical, contemporary or fantasy, inform our notions of ourselves and our possibilities. Yet fewer than 10% of the books published for children and young adults in recent years featured main characters of color. Fewer still were written by authors of color.

Join us for a panel discussion about race in children’s and young adult books. How are characters of color written about in children’s fiction today? Which books represent communities of color accurately, and which do not?

Video of Two Panels at the Left Forum, NYC

Missed seeing my panel about women in prison at the Left Forum? You can now watch it here!

Why Are Women In Prison?: The Politics of Risk

Saturday, May 31, 12 to 2 pm, Room 1.76

Click here for video

In discussions about prison reform and decarceration, how does the concept of "risk" influence who goes to prison and for how long?

Policing Gender: A Dialogue at the Foundry Theatre, Wed May 14th, NYC

Policing Gender: a dialogue at the Foundry Theatre

I have the honor to be speaking alongside Kai Lumumba Barrow and Andrea Ritchie (Streetwise and Safe) on WEDNESDAY, May 14th, as part of the Foundry Dialogues.

What's gender got to do with policing and prison? Did you know that the number of women in prison is increasing at nearly double the rate for men? What does this mean?

Sat, March 8: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS IN PRISON at Beyond the Bars conference, NYC

Join me, Savanna Stokely of Birthing Behind Bars, and Tamar Kraft-Stolar of the Women in Prison Project for a discussion of the issues around women’s reproductive health and reproductive rights inside prisons, and the reproductive rights issues that feed into the prison industrial complex.

The panelists will share personal stories and discuss their work experience, focusing on current local and national campaigns.

Tenacious at the NYC Feminist Zinefest, Sat, March 1st, 1 to 6 pm

I'll be tabling issues of Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison at the NYC Feminist Zinefest. Come by and say hello! If you haven't picked up your copy of Tenacious (or of Resistance Behind Bars) yet, you can get one here.

I'll also be doing a short reading from Tenacious between short reading from 2:50 to 3 pm.

Saturday, March 1st, 1 to 6 pm

NYC Feminist Zinefest
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
James Room
(4th floor, Barnard Hall)

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