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Is prison obsolete? 7th bi-annual conference: early bird registration

The organisers of this conference say it's time to forget reform and that it is time to talk about abolishing prisons in society.

This conference will explore and encourage discussion about abolition and alternatives to prison over three days. Full details in the attached document or on the Sisters Inside website (links below).

To be held on the 8th, 9th & 10th October 2014 in Brisbane Australia.

Early bird registration is now open.

Keynote international speakers;
  • Dr Erica Mieners - Author and Activist
  • Angela Davis - Author & Activist
  • Dr. Sharon McIvor - Activist & Academic
  • Gina Dent - Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, University of California
  • Dr. Kim Pate - Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Keynote national speakers;
  • Antoinette Braybrook - Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service in Victoria
  • Pricilla Collins - North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
  • Debbie Kilroy - Sisters Inside Inc.
  • Dr Anne Summers AO -  Author, journalist and thought-leader
  • Melissa Lucashenko - Novelist & Founding Member of Sisters Inside


PDF icon Is Prison Obsolete Conference Brochure A4.pdf1.16 MB




Beyond ANU

Date posted

Friday, 14 February 2014

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute