The Rye Women’s Interfaith Annual Conference & Reception
Sunday, March 31, 2019
At Community Synagogue of Rye
Facing the Crisis of Global Mass Incarceration
Featuring Dr. Baz Dreisinger
Church of the Resurrection
Community Syangogue of Rye
Rye Presbyterian Church
Conference & Reception—$15.00 (Not Refundable)
720 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580
Apartment Building #M-6
Please make your check payable to Rye Women’s Interfaith Committee
For more information, please call Esther at 914-921-9121 or Jean at 914-939-8281
Dr. Baz Dreisinger is a tenured Associate Professor at John Jay College, journalist, justice worker, film and radio producer, cultural critic and activist.
She is Founding Academic Director of John Jay College’s Prison-to-Pipeline Program, which offers college courses and reentry planning to incarcerated men throughout New York State, and broadly works to increase access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.
Dr. Dreisinger's book "Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World" (2016)--a first-person odyssey through prisons in nine countries, beginning in Africa and concluding in Europe--offers a poignant window into a world most never see, and offers a radical rethinking of one of America's most devastating exports and national experiments: the modern prison system.
She earned a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University, specializing in American, and African-American studies, and was named a Whiting Fellow. Her first book "Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture" (2008), a cultural history of whites who pass as black, was featured in the New York Times Book Review and on NPR and CNN. She speaks to audiences and media around the world on an ongoing basis.