Postponed until further notice
Join us at the Center for Women's History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore.
Founded in 1845 in New York City, the Women's Prison Association was the first organization dedicated to working with women involved in the criminal justice system and their families. How much has strategy changed in the intervening years? And how have women organized around issues of prison reform and re-entry into society? Join Piper Kerman, vice president of the WPA’s Board of Directors and author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, in conversation with historians and activists Dr. Elizabeth Hinton (Harvard University; author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime) and Michelle Daniel Jones (New York University), as they discuss the evolution of activism around gender, race, and incarceration.
Refreshments will be served.
Library Reading Room at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.
Advance purchase is required to guarantee particpation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.
Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid,
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.