Building Community to Transform Our Criminal Justice System
October 26, 2014
LGBTQ Community Center
300 Wall Street
The speakers include:
Author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
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?
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?
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?
The panelists will share personal stories and discuss their work experience, focusing on current local and national campaigns.
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
(4th floor, Barnard Hall)
Sunday, December 15, 4:30 to 8 PM
at Billie's Black Restaurant and Lounge
You can watch a clip of that segment here: http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/victoria-law-says-female-priso...