The Scholar and Feminist XXXI at the Barnard Center for Research on Women presents “Engendering Justice: Prisons, Activism and Change”
Friday, 7 April, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, 8 April, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The rate of imprisonment in the United States has been rising at exponential rates. In the last two decades alone, the population of incarcerated women has increased by 400 percent. At the heart of these numbers we find not only a certain philosophy of crime and punishment, but also complex and largely unexamined attitudes toward those we imprison.
This April, building on an ongoing conversation that the Barnard Center for Research on Women has facilitated through its Women Seeking Justice lecture series, we host a daylong conference to investigate the causes and consequences of women’s imprisonment both domestically and abroad. Whether you’re just entering this dialogue or already strongly committed to prison activism, “Engendering Justice” promises to be an excellent opportunity not only to share information, strategize and network, but also to consider the ways in which incarceration is ultimately and inextricably linked to such issues as race, class, education, national identity, and gender conformity. The emerging conversations will provide the most innovative and exciting ideas for bringing about a more just, more humane society. In these troubled times, they are conversations none of us can afford to miss.
Registration is required. Please visit the conference website to reserve a spot.