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Book Club: Becoming Becoming Ms. Burton

  • The New Republic - 6th Floor 1 Union Square West New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

The next WAM!NYC book club will be discussing Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. The book is a memoir that sheds light on the often overlooked experiences of a growing number of women who are released from prison on parole or probation. It is written by Susan Burton, founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women. She describes her journey from a childhood filled with abuse to drug addiction as an adult, and then to the fight to address the underlying issues that send women to prison. 

Earlier Event: October 11
NewsGuild Mixer
Later Event: November 6
WAM!entoring with Akiba Solomon