As part of the Interference Archive exhibition Self-Determination Inside & Out, I'm going to be part of a curated video program and discussion (off-site).
The videos and discussion examine criminalized self defense, negligent healthcare, and "protective" isolation in order to explore organizing against prisons as organizing against gender violence. With Sara Kruzan (remotely), Victoria Law, and Cecily McMillan.
NOTE: The program is NOT at the Interference Archive.
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...
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.