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November 2012

Prison Resistance (Vikki Law & PCASC) @ Portland, OR

When: Tuesday, November 13 2012 @ 05:00 PM - - 07:00PM
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 333
Portland, OR

Join Students for Unity for a discussion about resistance to the prison-industrial complex, with author Vikki Law and Portland Central American Solidarity Committee (PCASC).

The August Rebellion--the name of a historic 1974 uprising of women prisoners--should resound throughout the world, but it is tragically unknown, even among most of the Left. Protesting the brutal beating of a fellow prisoner, women at New York's maximum-security Bedford Hills prison fought off guards, holding seven of them hostage and taking over sections of the facility. This is just one example of many little-known stories of struggle inside women's prisons and outside their walls.

Vikki Law will shares stories from her new edition of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women to:

- examine the specific issues inside women's prisons

- discuss the obstacles they face when trying to organize inside

- challenge the audience to examine why these actions have not been (and are not being) recognized and talked about in discussions about the prison-industrial complex and prisoner activism and resistance

- generate discussion of concrete ways (both big and small) that outside people, especially those dedicated to resisting and abolishing the prison-industrial complex, can provide support to people inside women's prisons

PCASC will be discussing private prisons and immigrant detention centers and the prison divestment campaign.

For more on Vikki Law click HERE.

(See event web page)


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