Women in Prison: Oral History as Advocacy

Claire Kiefer
Voice of Witness
Friday, 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm -- B-264

In this workshop, we will share oral history narratives from incarcerated women and explore basics of oral history methodology. We’ll discuss how common abuses against women in the outside world are amplified in women’s prisons, and how lack of power and access to community can lead to further abuse. Lastly, through an interactive activity, we will ask participants to share ideas about using oral history and storytelling in their classrooms and communities.