Activist to Talk About Prison Reform

September 8, 2010 — Ruthie Gilmore, professor of earth and environmental sciences at City University of New York, will give a talk, "What Is to Be Done? Prison Expansion and Opposition to It, in Globalizing Perspective," on Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in the University of Virginia's Minor Hall auditorium.

She will discuss underlying the economic, racial, political and social forces propelling prison expansion today and explore some threads of oppositional organizing and activism. A discussion of how vulnerable women and men organize against criminalization, incarceration and life after prison will be illustrated with case studies.

The event, free and open to the public, will include a reception following the lecture. It is sponsored by Studies in Women and Gender and co-sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
For information, call 434-982-2961 or visit here.

— By Anne Bromley

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