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Sep 24 2019

An Evening with Albert Woodfox

September 24, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An evening with Albert Woodfox, book cover


Student Center East, Rm. 302


750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607


Free and open to the public

Join the Social Justice Initiative for a book talk with former political prisoner Albert Woodfox.

Solitary is a memoir that captures the experience of Albert Woodfox, human rights advocate, former Black Panther, and former member of the Angola 3.

Woodfox spent over 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. During that time he managed to teach fellow inmates to read, organize a campaign to stop prison sexual assaults, and participated in hunger strikes to improve prison conditions.

SJI’s theme for 2019-2020 is “Home.” What does it mean when a prison cell is suppose to substitute for home? This is the case for over 2 million Americans and many migrant families in detention. We will filter this theme through our discussion with Albert Woodfox.

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Social Justice Iniative

Date posted

Aug 15, 2019

Date updated

Sep 24, 2019