An Evening with Susan BurtonFebruary 7, 2018
An Evening with Susan Burton
Author of Finding Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
Over the past 20 years, Susan Burton has helped thousands of women transition from prison back to life in their community through A New Way of Life, a non-profit organization that provides assistance with housing, social and legal issues. In collaboration with UCLA’s Critical Race Studies Program, Ms. Burton also oversees the Employment Rights Re-Entry Legal Clinic, which is the largest of its kind in Southern California. A widely recognized leader in the national criminal justice reform movement, Ms. Burton has earned numerous honors, including CNN Top Ten Hero, the Encore Purpose Prize, the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, and the Citizen Activist Award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2015, the Los Angeles Times named her one of eighteen New Civil Rights Leaders in the nation.
Please Join Us for a Lively Discussion
There will be a limited number of copies of Ms. Burton’s book available for sale at $25 each.
In addition, there will be a light reception following the talk.
CLA Scholarly Intersections Grant, The Departments of Chicano & Latino Studies and Sociology,
and the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education Program, College of Education