UH Hilo hosts book talk on incarcerated women in Hawaiʻi

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to a book talk on incarcerated women in Hawaiʻi Thursday, February 29, 6-8 p.m., in University Classroom Building Room 100.

Reckoning with Restorative Justice: Hawai'i Women's Prison Writing by Leanne Trapedo Sims explores the rarely heard voices of the women who are incarcerated at Hawai‘i’s Women’s Community Correctional Center, focusing on the participation of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women in the Kailua Prison Writing Project and its accompanying Prison Monologues program. Trapedo Sims is a professor of peace and justice at Knox College in Illinois.

“While the writing project served as a vital resource and path to healing for traumatized and often severely victimized women, it resounds with the broader American narrative: the disproportionate incarceration of people of color in the prison-industrial complex,” Trapedo Sims noted.

The talk is sponsored by the UH Hilo Research Office and ‘Ohana Hoʻopakele.

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