We had a wonderful conversation at the women’s book club at Hazelton yesterday, prompted by Maxine Hong Kingston’s _The Woman Warrior_ . The discussion found its way into family, community, gender, hair, music, long-term sentencing, unthinking binaries or opposites, violence in prison, and the history of convict leasing and ongoing exploitative prison labor practices
A few of the women are really interested in reading both _Slavery by Another Name_ by Douglas Blackmon and _Worse than Slavery_ by David Oshinsky, so we will be bringing in a few copies of those next time we meet.
Kingston: “I learned to make my mind large as the universe is large so there is room for paradox.” There is paradox in trying to create liberating educational moments in a locked down space. But these women make it happen over & over.