Friday, April 13, 2012
Gloria Killian, prison activist and author, to speak at All Saints lunch
The lunch, sponsored by the All Saints Women’s Community, is a simple meal of rice and beans. Cost is $15 at the door. Net proceeds will benefit Get on the Bus, a program that offers transportation for children to visit their parents in prison.
Since her release from prison when her conviction was overturned in 2002, Killian has tirelessly advocated for the humane treatment and release of the women she left behind. She has testified before the California Legislature, appeared before Congress and spoken extensively about the issues and concerns of incarcerated women.
Killian is founder and executive director of the Action Committee for Women in Prison and a founding board member of the National Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform as well as co-chair of the All Saints Prison Ministry. She is co-host of the weekly webcast “Women Behind the Wall” (blogtalkradio.com/4justicenow), a show by, for and about women in prison.
“Full Circle" was published this month by New Horizon Press. Books will be available at the lunch for purchase and signing.
Information and reservations: Wanda Lau, (626) 799-3703 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To reserve online, go to www.allsaints-pas.org. Click on Our Community, then Parish Life, then select Women’s Community.
Posted by All Saints Church, Pasadena at 2:19 PM