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Join our Book Group!

The Department of Womens’ and Gender Studies invites everybody to join its first book group meeting to discuss Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman. The best-selling author of this memoir will be in the conference on the first floor of the McQuade Library on March 4th at 3:30 PM.

Mark your calendars:

March 4, 3:30 – book group discussion meeting McQuade Library
March 26, 3:30 – QA with Piper Kerman Writers House
March 26, 7:00 p.m. – Piper Kerman’s talk on Women, Prison and Justice Reform, MPR, Sakowich center
March 27, 6:00 p.m. – Cruel and Unusual documentary film on race and gender injustice in US prisons, followed by a discussion, McQuade Library Auditorium

Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, which has been adapted into an original television series for Netflix. She is a frequent invited speaker to students of law, criminology, gender and women’s studies, sociology, and creative writing, and also to groups that include the American Correctional Association’s Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force, federal probation officers, public defenders, justice reform advocates and volunteers, book clubs, and formerly and currently incarcerated people. She serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association.

(Includes first chapter of book)

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