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Resistance and Solidarity
Vanessa Huang, Sin Soracco, Victoria Law, Karen Shain
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Aug. 12, 2011, 6:13 a.m.
An Evening of Discussion about Resistance & Solidarity with Activists in Women's Prisons


Vanessa Huang, poet, writer, community activist, contributor to The Revolution Starts at Home
Sin Soracco, author of Low Bite and Edge City, ex-con
Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Karen Shain, Policy Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Until our time together, please co-create an environment healthy and accessible for community members with environmental illness. We request you prepare in advance to come free of fragrances on hair, body, and clothing. (More information here: )

Thursday, May 5, 7 pm
Green Arcade, San Francisco, CA
Wheelchair accessible

Vanessa Huang is a poet, writer, and community organizer whose practice feeds resilience from the margins and draws on a history of collaboration with and teachings from the anti-prison, gender liberation, migrant justice, anti-violence, disability justice, and reproductive justice movements. Vanessa’s poetry manuscript quiet of chorus was named a finalist for Poets & Writers’ 2010 California Writers Exchange Award. A Macondo and Kundiman fellow, Vanessa lives in Oakland, California and also works as a consultant for social justice organizations.

Sin Soracco, author of Edge City, lives mostly in the Mission District of San Francisco and along the outer edges of madness on the Lower Russian River in Sonoma Country, California.

Victoria Law is a writer, photographer and mother. She is a co-founder of Books Through Bars--New York City, an organization that sends free radical literature and books to prisoners nationwide, and editor of the ‘zine Tenacious: Writings from Women in Prison. She is also the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (PM Press 2009).

Karen Shain is the Policy Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. Karen has over 25 years of experience working with and for prisoners and their families and has also worked extensively in the women’s and lesbian movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. A little known fact: Karen and her partner Jody are named plaintiffs in California’s marriage equality lawsuit. Since 2007, she has been a mentor for the Women's Policy Institute providing guidance to the criminal justice teams.

see also:

The Revolution Starts at Home

Interview with Sin Soracco

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Women and Prison website

Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women

related audio:

Women in Prison: Improve Their Lives, Not the System

The Many Faces of Imprisonment: Laura Whitehorn, Victoria Law, Jeanne Theoharis, Ravi Ragbir, Marlon Peterson

Resistance Behind Bars with Lynne Stewart, Ashanti Alston, Matt Meyer, and Victoria Law

The Hidden 1970s: Prisoner Support in the 1970s

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