Brooklyn Museum to Host a Panel with “Orange is the New Black” Author Piper Kerman

In addition to holding events with Congressman John Lewis, Feminist art icon Judy Chicago, and Poet Sonia Sanchez this March, the Brooklyn Museum will also present a panel led by Piper Kerman on the subject of criminal justice reform. Author of the memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” the inspiration for the widely praised Netflix series of the same name, Kerman will moderate a conversation with three other previously incarcerated women who have led the charge for reform in the prison system.

Titled “Sentenced to Change,” the event will feature Steeda McGruder, founder of Sisters That Been ThereVivian Nixon, Executive Director of the College and Community Fellowship at CUNY; and Tina Reynolds, founder of Women On the Rise Telling Her Story (WORTH) and a leader of Birthing Behind Bars.

Head to the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. to attend the event, which is free with museum admission.

— Ashton Cooper (ashton_cooper)

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