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“African American Women With Incarcerated Mates: The Psychological and Social Impacts of Mass Imprisonment”

Thursday 20 September 2018, 06:30pm - 08:00pm
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"African American Women with Incarcerated Mates the Psychological and Social Impacts of Mass Imprisonment" explores the lives of 20 African American women affected by a mate’s incarceration. After four decades of mass incarceration in the U.S., the disproportionate number of black men in prisons has contributed to an epidemic of black women struggling to support fragile families. Yet the literature is scant on how African American women are affected by the imprisonment of their partners. Drawing on case studies and firsthand accounts, the author brings needed perspective to the political, economic and psychological challenges they face - including the experience of “Symbolic Imprisonment” or “serving time on the outside.”

About The Author
Dr. Hart-Johnson is the President and Co-founder of DC Project Connect (DCPC). She serves on the International Coalition of Children with Incarcerated Parents as an active advocate for social change. The author lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and French Bulldog.

DC Project Connect is a nonprofit organization located in the Washington, D.C. area. The organization provides crisis intervention, information resources, and pro bono services to families affected by incarceration. Proceeds go towards providing intervention and support services to families and children affected by incarceration.
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