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Women Behind Bars

Incarceration, Gender, and Resistance
Monday,29 March, 6pm, the Duke Women's Center
How does gender impact incarceration? With over 114,000 women in prison, why do we still think about men when we think about prison issues? And what can we do to both act in solidarity with those struggling inside while working towards a world outside where prisons are no longer necessary?

Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars and Tenacious (a zine of women prisoners' writings) will examine the particular challenges facing incarcerated women and discuss their past and present strategies of resistance. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, educator, scholar and member of the Durham Harm Free Zone Organizing Committee will talk about the connection between the Harm Free Zone Process happening here in Durham and, by facilitating interactive/writing exercises based on some of the writings in Tenacious, will encourage attendees to think about solidarity. Co-sponsored by the Women's Center and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at the Special Collections Library.

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Posted 23 March 2010

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