News Briefs

International Women’s Day
CCWP will feature Blind Eye to Justice, a video portraying the needs and struggles of HIV+ women in prison and Ossie Chapman, mother of Sherrie Chapman, at IWD celebration on Friday March 19 at 7pm at the Crucible Steel Gallery, 2050 Bryant Street in San Francisco. Full report next issue.
Inner Lives: Profiles of African American Women in Prison
Professor of Law Paula C. Johnson is seeking women willing to participate in her projected book. She says: “I seek to contribute greater awareness about the experiences of African American women in the U.S. criminal justice system.” If you would like to participate, please contact her at Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY 13224-1030, tel. 315-443-2524, fax 315-443-4141.
Race for Justice
Diana Block will moderate a discussion on women prisoners and Mumia at the Conference to Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal on March 6 at UC Berkeley. Erin Milnes will be a panelist in a workshop on the abuse of women prisoners and the psychological effects of and mistreatment in Security Housing Units. Full report next issue.