ALL OUR TRIALS: A Book Talk + Discussion
with author Emily Thuma and members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners & Survived and Punished
Friday, March 29, 7:30pm
1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027
The venue is accessible to people with mobility disabilities.
Emily Thuma, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Irvine, will discuss her new book All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight
to End Violence (University of Illinois Press). She will be joined in conversation by Alisa Bierria (Survived and Punished) and Stephanie Lumsden (California
Coalition for Women Prisoners).
During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prison forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. All Our Trials unearths the work of these activists who placed criminalized women, and the multiple violences they confronted, at the heart of their organizing. Drawing on extensive archival research, Emily Thuma traces the making of this anticarceral feminism at the intersections of movements for racial and economic justice, prisoners’ and psychiatric patients’ rights, and gender and sexual liberation. In the process, she illuminates a crucial chapter in a struggle that continues in today’s movements against mass incarceration and for transformative justice.