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Virtual – Gender Justice: Women & Prison Sentencing

Friday, October 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$5

The number of incarcerated women has been increasing at a rate 50% higher than men since 1980.  More than 200,000 women are incarcerated in prisons and jails and more than 60% of women in prisons have a child under the age of 18.  What is behind these trends that not only disrupt the life of the convicted women but also the next generation? 

Carole Alden, artist and activist, and Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project will speak on Gender Justice, including the discrepancies between the sentencing of men and women.  Carole, a mother of five, served 13 years in prison for manslaughter.  Ms. Nellis will also discuss how the audience can get involved to make changes at both the state and federal levels.

This program is being held in conjunction with Incarceration and Creation: Art as a Human Need, on exhibit from September 17 – November 17, 2021; and Voices & Votes: Democracy in America, on exhibit from October 8 – November 21, 2021.

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

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