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February 2018

“Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women” by Susan Burton

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UCLA School of Law Room 1347, 385 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Following the tragic accidental death of her five-year-old son, Susan’s world collapsed. Her loss snapped the final tether of resilience burdened by a past of pain and trauma. She descended into an emotional abyss of darkness and despair, yet was not offered the resources needed to heal. Without support, she turned to drugs and alcohol, which led to nearly 20 years revolving through cycles of incarceration. Drawing on her personal experiences, she founded A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project…

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Images in Blackness with librecht baker, “vetiver”

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Haines Hall 153, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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librecht baker reads and discusses poetry from her book, vetiver (Finishing Line Press, 2017). This event is free to the public and co-sponsored by Professor Robin D.G. Kelley and the UCLA Department of African American Studies.

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