Friday, February 11, 4 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota Humphrey Center
How have gendered arguments against the all-purpose use of prison to solve problems backfired? The talk will explore divisions between feminist advocates of people in women's prisons, and the exploitation of arguments originally developed toward the goal of decarceration. What does abolitionist feminism look like? Small reception afterward.
Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is the author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (University of California Press, 2007)
Sponsored by the U of M Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; cosponsored by MARS and others.