WOMEN IN PRISON
A Presentation by the Women Embracing Freedom Together (WEFT), formerly known as the Advocates for Women In Prison (AWIP).
"The goal of WEFT (Women Embracing Freedom Together) is to help women leaving the justice system do so with a support network that to this day does not exist. Seven out of ten inmates return to prison, our goal, to reduce that figure here in Oregon. To help women with job search, clothing, transportation, and healing. We embrace each woman to let them know they are worthy of a safe, secure life. Free from abuse, drugs and the criminal system."
There will also be presentations by members of Portland's Anarchist Prisoners' Legal Aid Network (APLAN) and the Eugene-based Break The Chains Northwest Political Prisoner Support Group (BTC/NPPSN) . All proceeds from this benefit will go towards the WEFT, and to buy books for politically-conscious prisoners here in the Northwest.
At the 100 Willamette Room at the University, Friday, May 31st, at 4pm. We will be asking for donations of $3-5, but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
Prisons and Patriarchy: Statistics About Women In Prison: *The concept of a cage is a patriarchal concept. *90% of women in prison are single mothers. *A conservative estimate of 250,000 children is separated from their mothers by jail and prison walls. *80% of female inmates report incomes of less than $2000 a year. 92% report less than $10,000 a year. *Many female prisoners are subject to sexual abuse from prison authorities.
Check out War Time News
a compact selection of the best and worst news from around the world. Downloadable for printing, copying and distribution at: