10/17/2012 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes co-editors Ayelet Waldman and Robin Levi to the store to discuss and sign the anthology Inside This Place, Not Of It on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm.
Inside This Place, Not Of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States. In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this book recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their experiences inside – ranging from forced sterilization and shackling during childbirth, to physical and sexual abuse by prison staff. Together, their testimonies illustrate the harrowing struggles for survival that women in prison must endure.
Ayelet Waldman is the bestselling author of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Daughter's Keeper, the Mommy-Track Mysteries, Bad Mother, and, most recently, the novel Red Hook Road. Her personal essays have been published in a wide variety of periodicals, including The New York Times, Elle, and the Guardian. She has a regular column on Salon.com. Robin Levi is the human rights director at Justice Now. While a staff attorney at the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, she documented sexual abuse of women in U.S. state prisons.