September 27, 2016 – 1:00pm2:15pm
University of Pittsburgh
Victoria Law

Sponsored by GSWS

The popularity of Orange is the New Black  has led to a growing interest in the drastic number of women behind bars. But what’s missing from the show? How are women themselves challenging and organizing against prison conditions? How can people on the outside support their actions and resistance? Join Victoria Law, journalist and author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women, for a discussion on realities and resistance inside women’s prisons and concrete ways that those on the outside can support resistance struggles inside.


Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera America, Bitchmedia, The Guardian, The Nation and Truthout. Her first book, “Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women,” examines organizing in women’s jails and prisons across the country. Her next book, tentatively titled “Your Home is Your Prison,” critically examines proposed “alternatives” to incarceration and explores creative and far-reaching solutions to truly end mass incarceration. She is also a proud parent of a NYC public high school student.