“Orange is the New Black:” The Age of Mass Criminalization of Women

Event Details

November 21, 2013
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building

Room: Events Hall

Handicap access available
Free admission
Melissa Woglom

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.