Barriers to reproductive health care? Inadequate access to general medical care? Pervasive sexual harassment and abuse? Women across the country face these injustices; women behind bars experience them on a more intense level. Join Victoria Law, journalist and author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women, for a discussion on realities and resistance inside women’s prisons and concrete ways that those on the outside can support resistance struggles inside.
Victoria Law is a freelance writer and editor and the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women and the co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities (PM Press 2012). She frequently writes and speaks about the intersections between mass incarceration, gender and resistance.
This event is co-sponsored by:
UIC Social Justice Initiative; UIC Gender and Women’s Studies; UIC Institute for Research on Race and Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project
Artwork by Anastazia Schmidt, currently incarcerated in Indiana.