March 9, 2017, 6-7.30pm, Gallery Reception from 7.30pm


Panel discussion and gallery reception. Join Carol Soto, Justine Moore, and Beatrice Codianni – whose lived experience informed the book and TV series ‘Orange is the New Black’ – for a public panel discussion on the realities of women’s incarceration and the voyeuristic co-option of the experiences of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women for entertainment and profit. The panel will be moderated by Lois Ahrens of The Real Cost of Prisons Project and the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. Followed by a reception in the Hampshire College Art Gallery.

Presented by Real Women Productions in conjunction with Visiting Professor of Film & Video, Patricia Montoya, and Amy Halliday Director of the Hampshire College Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Forbes Library and the Hamptons + Holyoke Read program and the student group The Reader (Hampshire College).

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; a grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, through Credit Data Services, Inc. Fund; the President’s Discretionary Fund, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Ethics & the Common Good Project, Hampshire College, and HACU 0271: ‘Pussy Grabs Back: Knowledge, Woman Power, and Art in the Contemporary Americas’.

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