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Women, Prison and Justice Reform: Q&A and Lecture Featuring Piper Kerman, Best-selling author of Orange is the New Black

March 19, 2014

On March 26, Piper Kerman, author of the best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black will host a Q&A session at 3:30pm in the Writers House, followed by a 7:00pm lecture on “Women, Justice, and Prison Reform.”

Sakowich Campus Center

This event is sponsored by The Women’s and Gender Studies Department in collaboration with the Departments of Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, World Languages and Cultures, The Merrimack Program Board, Office of Student Involvement, the Writing Center, Campus Life, and McQuade Library.

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