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“Life Sentences: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading”

Submitted by Chase Beauclair on April 30, 2014 - 7:19pm

Join Megan Sweeney on Tuesday, May 20th from 4:30-6:00 PM in CMU 120 for a lecture on the the culture of self-education within women’s prisons, despite a criminal justice system focused solely on retribution rather than rehabilitation. Megan Sweeney is the Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor of English and Afroamerican & African Studies at the University of Michigan, where she directs the Writing Program. She is the author of The Story Within US: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading (2012) and Reading is my Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women’s Prisons (2011), winner of the Emily Toth Award for best work in Women’s Studies. For more information about the event check out the listing on the Simpson Center for the Humanities here.