Lane Hall Exhibit: Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States


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  • Host Department: Women's Studies
  • Date: 03/20/2013 - 08/01/2013
  • Time: 8:00AM

  • Location: Lane Hall Exhibit Space

  • Description:

    Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States runs through August 1. Interrupted Life exhibits five linked installation pieces examining women's experiences of incarceration alongside contemporary issues of human rights and social justice. The exhibit conveys the stark realities of incarceration, especially its impact on mothers and their children. It features artwork created by inmates as well as actual correspondence between an incarcerated mother and her daughter.

    Rickie Solinger is a historian and curator who writes about reproductive and welfare politics, and the relationships of race and class to these issues. She authored the award-winning Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race before Roe v. Wade. Her new book is Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know. For more than two decades, Solinger has been curating traveling exhibitions about these matters, aiming to "interrupt the curriculum."

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