Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Presentation & Discussion on Incarceration & Discrimination

Sun., Apr. 26, 2015, 11:30 a.m. Susan Starr Sered, PhD, professor of sociology at Suffolk University and a senior researcher at Suffolk’s Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, is an award-winning author, speaker,and scholar whose work explores women’s health, human rights, mass incarceration and gender equity. Her most recent book is Can’t Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility (2014).

Dr. Sered will speak about her work documenting the day-to-day lives of 40 Boston-area women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs, discriminatory local and federal policies, criminalization, incarceration, and a broad cultural consensus that views suffering as a consequence of personal flaws and bad choices. Following her presentation, Dr. Sered will participate in a discussion about ways to take action on these issues.

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