No More Talk About Us, Without Us!
The Radical Real Women of 'Orange is the New Black' Speak
LOCATION: Franklin Patterson Main Lecture Hall, Hampshire College
Join several of the people whose lived experience informed the book and TV series 'Orange is the New Black' for a public panel discussion on the realities of women's incarceration and the voyeuristic co-option of the experiences of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women for entertainment and profit.
The panel includes Carol Soto, Justine Moore, and Beatrice Codianni, all Founding Members of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (The Council), and will be moderated by Lois Ahrens, Founding Director of the Northampton-based Real Cost of Prisons Project and Founding Member of the Council.
Reception to follow at the Hampshire College Art Gallery, Harold F. Johnson Library
Presented by Real Women Productions in conjunction with Visiting Professor of Film & Video, Patricia Montoya, and Amy Halliday Director of the Hampshire College Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Forbes Library and the Hamptons + Holyoke Read program and the student group The Reader (Hampshire College).
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; a grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, through Credit Data Services, Inc. Fund; the President's Discretionary Fund, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Ethics & the Common Good Project, Hampshire College, and HACU Hampshire 0271: 'Pussy Grabs Back: Knowledge, Woman Power, and Art in the Contemporary Americas'.