FORA.tv Speaker - Ruth Wilson Gilmore

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Biography

Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore is a writer, professor of geography and leading anti-prison activist. She is active in the Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance and California Prison Focus. Her forthcoming book, Golden Gulag, analyzes the economic and political changes which led to California's prison-building boom. She also examines the emergence of movements working to dismantle the prison industrial complex, highlighting the ways community-based activism has been successful in bridging urban-rural, racial and other divides to achieve victories against the growing prison system.

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CUNY's 50th Anniversary Celebration

04.16.12 | 00:56:50 min | 0 comments