“Orange is the New Black:” The Age of Mass Criminalization of Women
November 21, 2013
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Commonwealth Honors College Building
Room: Events Hall
Please join us for a conversation between Five College policy resident Tina Reynolds and Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. Both women have served time in prison and now advocate for a more just system. They will discuss women’s rights in America’s prison industrial complex and the new Netflix series based on Kerman’s memoir.
Reynolds is the co-founder and executive director of Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), a nonprofit organization in New York City that works with currently and formerly incarcerated women to confront barriers they and their families face during and after prison.
Kerman is a communications consultant with Spitfire Strategies, working with public-interest nonprofits and philanthropies.
This event is part of the Five College Public Policy Initiative's Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence Program.