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Co-optations and Cross Movement Alliances: Feminist Anti-Violent Movement and the Prison Industry

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Emily Thuma, American Studies, New York Univeristy
Mimi Kim, School of Social Welfare

Emily Thuma highlighted the feminist mobilizations of 1970s grassroots groups, Brooklyn’s Women Free Women in Prison and Seattle’s Through the Looking Glass, both of which focused on violence against women as a primary political issue. Her research analyzes these collectives' strategies and media production which articulated a definitive stance against prisons, citing institutionalized sexual, homophobic, and psychiatric violence against incarcerated women.

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Life in Hell: How Capitali$m $aving Capitali$m From Capitali$m Should Fire Our Political Imagination

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Professor Ruthie Gilmore, USC

“There is one black man serving a term in the White House, and about one million black men serving terms in the big house...”  

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