Arts at UNCW

Piper Kerman

Tuesday, March 3
7 p.m., Burney Center

Co-sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies & the Sociology and Criminology Club

In the critically acclaimed memoir-turned Netflix series Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman recounts the year she spent in a correctional facility. Kerman's book is a compelling and moving conversation about the women she met while incarcerated, raising issues of friendship and family, codes of behavior, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison. Now, Kerman advocates for change in the prison system, speaking to groups that include federal probation officers, public defenders, and formerly incarcerated people.