This lecture by Tina Reynolds, co-Founder and Chair of New York-based Women on the Rise Telling Her Story (WORTH), outlines the impact of criminalization on the fastest growing population within the United States penal system: black and brown women, and discusses reproductive justice concerning incarcerated women looking through a human rights lens.
Women on the Rise Telling Her Story is an association of formerly and currently incarcerated women who have been empowered by their own experiences while involved in the criminal justice system and beyond. Through mutual support, leadership development, well-organzied and sustainable organizing, and telling our stories, WORTH transforms the lives of women who have been directly impacted by incarceration, and is a visible and powerful voice for incarcerated women in public conversations and policy debates.
Reynolds has received a Master in Social Work from Hunter College. She is currently an adjunct professor at York Collecge, The City University of New York, in the Behavioral Sciences Department teaching the "Impact of Incarceration on Families, Communities and Children." She has published pieces on the abolition of prisons, the impact of incarceration on women and children, formerly incarcerated women and policy change and is an editor of an anthology Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States.
Recorded at the University of Guelph in March 2013.
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