Behind Bars, US & UK
Vikki Law, author and journalist
6.30pm. Thursday 30 May 2019
Crossroads Women’s Centre
25 Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2DX
Vikki Law is a author and journalist who highlights in particular the effective and creativeorganising of women prisoners which is so often overlooked. Over half of women in prison in the UK have suffered domestic abuse and one in three sexual abuse. Two-thirds are mothers separated from their children and women of colour are disproportionately represented inside.It is rarely acknowledged how women prisoners and detainees are spearheading opposition to abuse in prison and detention.
Ms Law is author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women and Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities. She writes for NY Times, most recently on End Forced Labor in Immigrant Detention and is a regular commentator for Truth Out.
For more information:
Legal Action for Women & Women of Colour GWS
020 7482 2496