A Book Talk with Emily Thuma / in Conversation with Mariame Kaba
During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prison forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. All Our Trials (University of Illinois Press, 2019) explores 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 anticaraceral 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.
Emily Thuma is an assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Irvine, and a member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.
Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator, curator, and co-founder of multiple projects and organizations, including Project NIA, We Charge Genocide, Love & Protect, and most recently Survived & Punished. Her writing has appeared in the Nation, Guardian, Washington Post, Teen Vogue, New Inquiry and more. She runs the blog Prison Culture.
This event is co-sponsored by: Parsons First Year Program / School of Art and Design History and Theory, The New School Gender Studies Minor, Eugene Lang Civic Engagement and Social Justice, Student Health Services, the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, and the Parsons Scholars Program.