Conference 2016

19th, 20th & 21st October 2016
Royal on the Park
Cnr Alice & Albert Street
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

CONFERENCE BROCHURE - CONFERENCE PROGRAM - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
CONFERENCE VENUE - WOMEN WITH LIVED PRISON EXPERIENCE

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Forget reform. It is time to talk about abolishing prisons in society. So what's the alternative? This puzzling question often interrupts further discussion of the prospects for abolition. Why is it so difficult to imagine alternatives to the current system of imprisonment? What about building the kind of society that doesn't need prisons with the redistribution of power and income, and a decent sense of community that can support every member. This conference will explore and encourage discussion about abolition and alternatives to prison over three days. We look forward to your participation.

Sisters Inside's 8th International Conference on the criminalisation of women and imprisonment will be held at Royal on the Park, Brisbane on the 19th, 20th & 21st October 2016. The conference focuses on :

The Failure of Prison Reform - Global Perspectives on Abolition & Decarceration
State violence and deaths in custody
Decarceration & community education


The 'Is Prison Obsolete" Conference will initiate and support the development of innovative and creative responses to issues affecting women in prison throughout the world. It will provide an opportunity for individuals, organisations and governments from across the globe to come together and share information. The conference will focus on professional development opportunities for stakeholders in this specific marginalised sector.

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Registration can be completed on line at ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

WOMEN WITH LIVED PRISON EXPERIENCE
Women who have been in prison are encouraged to attend the daily conference. This event is FREE for any woman who has been in prison. Registration is crucial though so please complete the Special Registration Form and return to Sisters Inside by post, fax or email.

CONFERENCE VENUE
Royal on the Park Hotel
The Royal on the Park Hotel is an iconic hotel offering a rich history full of tradition, elegance and service. Located on the Cnr Alice & Albert Streets, Brisbane its unique outlook over the City Botanic Gardens provides a view like no other and offers guests a tranquil retreat in the heart of the Brisbane CBD that other hotels simply can't match. For accommodation bookings call the hotel direct on 07 3221 3411.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Angela Davis
Author & Activist
USA
Dr. Erica R. Meiners
Author & Activist
USA
Rachel Herzing
Critical Resistance
USA
Gina Dent
University of California
USA
Kim Pate
Executive Director - Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) & Professor - University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (Common Law)
Jackie Huggins National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
Debbie Kilroy
Sisters Inside Inc.
Melissa Lucashenko
Novelist & Founding Member of Sisters Inside
Bree Carlton
Monash University
Patricia Turner
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Jacqui Katona
Lambu Indigenous Community Foundation
Vicki Roach
Yuin Woman,
Prison Reformist
Rachel Herzing,
Critical Resistance, StoryTelling & Organizing Project, California USA
Celeste Liddle
Aboriginal Activist
Amanda George
FlatOut
Chairperson
Tamara Walsh
TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland

CONFERENCE BROCHURE - CONFERENCE PROGRAM - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - CONFERENCE VENUE - WOMEN WITH LIVED PRISON EXPERIENCE

REGISTER ONLINE

All best endeavours will be made to present the program as printed on this website. The Conference and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Organising Committee and Sisters Inside Inc are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committee and the Sisters Inside Inc do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Conference does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.


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