Jodie and I just had a wonderful experience doing our first book signing event at our alma mater, UC San Diego, this Monday, and we are so grateful to UCSD’s Departments of Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Theatre & Dance for training us as graduate students and for welcoming us back with open arms to celebrate the publication of Razor Wire Women. A crowd of more than thirty of our former professors and colleagues along with current students and community members attended the event, and we were honored to share the limelight with Julietta Hua, who also received her Ph.D. from UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department and who talked about her new book, Trafficking Women’s Human Rights. Special thanks to Yen Espiritu (Chair of Ethnic Studies) and to Lexi Killoren from UCSD’s Alumni Affairs for organizing this event. We are also grateful to the folks at the UCSD Bookstore who came to sell RWW and Trafficking Women’s Human Rights at our talk. Both books sold out at this event!
Jodie and I are looking forward to November 2011, when we will participate in many events to help promote RWW in Georgia and North Carolina. Be sure to catch us at the following events:
- Wednesday, November 2 from 5 to 6:15 PM–I will speak about RWW on a panel with Jules Odendahl-James and Nina Billone Prieur before a performance of the play Self Defense at UNC Greensboro’s Brown Building Theatre
- Friday, November 11 from 4 to 5 PM–Jodie and I will be signing copies of RWW at the SUNY Press booth in the book exhibition hall at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia
- Saturday, November 12 at 8 PM–I will perform my one-woman play, Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia; Jodie will join me onstage for the post-performance discussion and for a book signing thereafter. Check out the amazing poster (Ashley Lucas ShowNWSA 2011) that graphic designer Adam Ulloa made for this event!
- Tuesday, November 15 at 2 PM–Jodie and I will speak about RWW and sign copies of the book at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art. This event is sponsored by the Department of Dramatic Art. Adam Ulloa designed another fantastic poster to help advertise our two book events in North Carolina: RWW book events in NC Nov 2011.
- Thursday, November 17 at 7 PM–Jodie and I will speak about RWW and sign copies of the book at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina
We thank everyone who has read the book and/or this blog for your enthusiastic and ongoing support. We firmly believe that dialogue, critical thinking, and cultural change are necessary in order to address the myriad injustices that surround the prison industrial complex, and we hope that this book and blog can help bring many new voices to this global conversation.