Sep 24 2019

An Evening with Albert Woodfox

Social Justice Initiative

September 24, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Woodfox book talk


UIC Student Center East Room 302


750 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607

Book signing and reception will follow book talk (RSVP required).

Join the Social Justice Initiative for a book talk with former political prisoner Albert Woodfox. Solitary is a memoir that captures the experience of Albert Woodfox, human rights advocate, former Black Panther, and former member of the Angola 3.

Woodfox spent over 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. During that time he managed to teach fellow inmates to read, organize a campaign to stop prison sexual assaults, and participated in hunger strikes to improve prison conditions.

SJI’s theme for 2019-2020 is “Home.” What does it mean when a prison cell is suppose to substitute for home? This is the case for over 2 million Americans and many migrant families in detention. We will filter this theme through our discussion with Albert Woodfox.



Social Justice Initiative

Date posted

Sep 6, 2019

Date updated

Sep 6, 2019