Details for Prisons Not New Asylum

WHY PRISONS ARE NOT
THE NEW ASYLUMS

Lecture by
Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe

Without disregarding the reality of having dis-proportioned
numbers of people with disabilities (psychiatric, cognitive, learning
disabilities) in jails and prisons, Dr. Ben-Moshe will caution against
declarations that jails are becoming the largest mental health
facilities in the U.S. She will offer a more nuanced explanation that
incorporates perspectives from critical prison studies with disability
studies/mad studies frameworks to shed new light on processes of
incarceration and deinstitutionalization at present and in the past.
Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe is an Associate Professor of Disability Studies
at the University of Toledo. She is an activist/scholar who has
worked and published on such topics as deinstitutionalization
and incarceration; prison abolition; disability, anti-capitalism and
queerness; inclusive pedagogy; disability in Israel/Palestine and
representations of disability.

Thursday, October 18

4:00 p.m. | Strand Ag. Hall, STAG 262
Free and open to all
School of History, Philosophy & Religion

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