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The Long Term, A Panel Conversation: Resisting Life Sentences, Working Toward Freedom

When: Monday, April 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, Room 1515, 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: The Center for African American History   (847) 491-5122

Group: Center for African American History (CAAH)

Category: Academic


“Long-Term Offenders,” or LTOs, is the state’s term for people it effectively condemns to death by incarceration. This book, which two of our panelists co-edited, includes a collection of essays and other works that offer an indictment of long-term sentencing from activists, scholars, and artists including those directly surviving and resisting these sentences. Giving voice to people both inside and outside prison struggling for liberation, The Long Term dismantles claims that long-term sentencing keeps anyone safe and reveals the injustice of the prison system.

Deana Lewis (National Women’s Studies Association)
Erica Meiners (Northeastern Illinois University)
William Estrada (Prison Neighborhood Arts Project and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Patrick Pursley (Prison & Neighborhood Arts Project)
Alice Kim (University of Chicago)

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