march, 2021

31mar6:00 pmLiterature for Justice: Locating Freedom6:00 pm ET

Event Details

Ruth Wilson Gilmore. (Photo credit: Amaal Said)
Dionne Brand. (Photo credit: Jason Chow)

In its third and final year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program continues to offer literature as a vehicle for conversations on the topic of mass incarceration, partnering with the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands to present a two-part virtual series to dig deeper into titles selected for this year’s reading list.

Join poet Dionne Brand (Ossuaries) and geographer Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California) for a discussion about borders, place, and mass incarceration, inspired by and in conversation with generations of Black radical artists working to re-think and re-imagine a collective future of freedom.


Natalie Diaz. Photo credit: Deanna Dent/ASU Now

Moderated by Literature for Justice committee member, National Book Award Finalist, and Center Director Natalie Diaz.


Presented in partnership with the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University.

Books are available for purchase at with thanks to Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, D.C.

Literature for Justice is made possible by the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, in partnership with the Ford Foundation.

Watch the event here.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm ET


Virtual (RSVP to receive your link.)