El Jones, prison justice activist and Halifax poet laureate, will be giving a free public talk in downtown Ottawa on Monday night March 25.
El will be speaking about prisoner resistance in Nova Scotia, and the work of The Black Power Hour – a radio collective with prisoners. El will also share poetry written with prisoners about the justice system in Canada and prison abolition. Her talk is titled, “Between Black August Norths: The Prison Strike In Poetry and Action”.
El is speaking at the Woodside Room, Dominion Chalmers, 355 Cooper St, Monday night, March 25 at 7 pm. Free and everyone welcome.
In addition to her prison justice work and poetry, Elle is Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University
The event is co-sponsored by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.
If you have questions or want more information, please e-mail Aaron Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org