events

Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women & All Women Impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex

In Philadelphia? Join me for:

Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women & All Women Impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex
an interactive discussion hosted by the Working Group on Mass Incarceration of the Germantown Monthly Meeting

Monday, June 30th, 2014
6pm to 8:30pm

Meeting House at Germantown Friends School
47 W. Coulter Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Accessible by Septa (23 bus on Germantown Avenue or Germantown stop on Chestnut Hill East regional rail-see

Wed, May 28th: Stories Untold: Race, Representation & Politics in YA Fiction

Wed, May 28, 7 to 8:30 pm
Asian American Writers Workshop

Two Panels at the Left Forum, NYC

If you are planning to attend the Left Forum, I'll be speaking at two panels on gender and incarceration. (Note: The Left Forum is not free. You have to pay to get in. There is also no childcare provided.)

Why Are Women In Prison?: The Politics of Risk

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

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)

NYC Free Marissa Alexander Fundraising Party (Sun, Dec 15th, 4:30 to 8 pm)

Free Marissa Alexander Fundraising Party
featuring live music from Daro Behroozi & friends, plus DJ Madame Turk
with special guests (including me!) TBA

Sunday, December 15, 4:30 to 8 PM
at Billie's Black Restaurant and Lounge

the continuing adventures in TV land (a further look at the sterilization in CA's women's prisons)

I appeared on Current TV's Viewpoint last night to talk more in depth about the sterilizations that happened in California women's prisons and the issues of reproductive justice (or injustice) happening in women's prisons across the nation.

You can watch a clip of that segment here: http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/victoria-law-says-female-priso...

Resistance Behind Bars enters the world of TV land

I don't have any summer public events planned for Resistance Behind Bars. It doesn't meant that I haven't been talking about issues facing people inside women's prisons though.

This past Saturday, I was on the Melissa Harris-Perry show to talk about the Pelican Bay hunger strikes, the issue of solitary confinement in general, and the sterilization of nearly 150 women in California prisons between 2006 and 2010.

audio & video for past events

Part 1 of a presentation I gave at the 3rd Annual Law & Disorder conference in Portland in 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JqrZBaafYXs
Part 2 of the presentation (which moves into present-day mass incarceration) is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGs9Jla8GLo&feature=relmfu

Prisoners and Formerly Incarcerated Persons v the USA

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