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“Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla” book launch & panel discussion
WhenTuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

“Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla” book launch & panel discussion
January 22  |  6 pm  (doors open at 5:30pm)
North Creek Event Center (NCEC)

Please join the University of Washington Libraries and University Press for a book launch and panel discussion in celebration of the second edition of the book, Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla, by Ethan Hoffman and John McCoy.  Speakers will include:

  • John McCoy, Concrete Mama’s original author
  •  Dan Berger, prison scholar and contributor to the new edition
  • Gerard Boseman, UW student, Black Prisoners Caucus
  • Amani Sawari, independent journalist and national spokesperson for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak
  • Ed Mead and Mark Cook, activists formerly incarcerated at Walla Walla (Mead is featured in Concrete Mama; Cook cofounded the Black Panther Party chapter at the penitentiary)

This event also showcases The Washington Prison History Project.  This project provides researchers, policy-makers, students, and others with artifacts related to the history and ongoing reality of mass incarceration in Washington state. See:

Campus locationUW Bothell North Creek Events Center
UW Bothell Event typesCommunity engagement, Special Events
Event sponsorsUW Bothell & Cascadia College Library
Sarah Leadley
Event typesSpecial Events
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