Women have long been incarcerated alongside men, and yet their experiences of it have been far less explored or, often, remain entirely unknown. Our next Conscience Matters Webinar Series, held in recognition of International Women's Day, will bring together three Sites of Conscience working to change this by foregrounding the history of women's imprisonment and the ways in which women's individual trauma has led to reconciliation, healing and advocacy.
Lebo Marishane will join us from Constitution Hill in South Africa, a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past. Fatna al Bouih will be speaking from Casa Memoire in Morocco on her own incarceration and political activism. Maria Jose Kahn will share details from Museo Sitio de Memoria - ESMA's new Coalition-sponsored exhibit on the experiences of female detainees under the Argentinian dictatorship.
While comparing lessons learned in creating platforms for women’s stories of incarceration, the panel will also provide Coalition members useful strategies for harnessing the power of place - and the power of women - to build stronger, more resilient communities.