Cecily McMillan will discuss her new book The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan: An American Memoir (Nation Books, 2016) on Wednesday, September 21 (6:00 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with food and wine will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.
Cecily McMillan is a social justice organizer and advocate for prison reform. After enduring a Kafkaesque trial following her arrest at Occupy Wall Street in 2012, she served three months at Rikers Island. Inside Rikers, Cecily grew close to her fellow inmates, women with precarious lives who took her under their wings and taught her how to navigate life in prison. Upon her release, she began to give voice to the concerns of her fellow prisoners. She currently works as an organizer in Atlanta while continuing to advocate for prison reform. Her intimate and revealing memoir, The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan, was recently published by Nation Books.
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