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Unshackled: Women Speak Out on Mass Incarceration and Reproductive Justice
Participants Soffiyah Elijah, Toshi Reagon, , Kimberly Nichole, Jacqueline Velez, Donna Hylton, Bridgette Gibbs, Sharmaine Smith, Lynn Roberts, Jaya Vasandani, Tina Tinen, Ursulina Miranda, Katherine Cross, Maria Caraballo, Elizabeth Sackler, Tamar Kraft-Stolar

An afternoon of conversation and spoken word from formerly incarcerated women impacted by the intersection of mass incarceration and reproductive health issues. A collaboration with Toshi Reagon’s Word, Rock, and Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives. Performances by Jacqueline Velez, Morley, and Toshi Reagon. Introductions by Tamar Kraft-Stolar, Director of Women In Prison Project; Soffiyah Elijah;  and Elizabeth Sackler. 


Professor Dana-Ain Davis, Queens College, moderates a discussion among Maria Caraballo, Coalition for Women Prisoners; Katherine Cross, feminist sociologist, CUNY Graduate Center; Ursulina Miranda, Coalition for Women Prisoners; Tina Tinen, advocate with Women in Prison Project; Jaya Vasandani, Associate Director , Women in Prison Project.

Professor Lynn Roberts, CUNY School of Public Health, moderates a discussion among Bridgette Gibbs, Coalition for Women Prisoners; Donna Hylton, Coalition for Women Prisoners; and Sharmaine Smith, Incarcerated Mothers Committee, Coalition for Women Prisoners.

In partnership with the Correctional Association of New York. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.

Part of the ongoing Sackler Center series, States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color.

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