When Evie Litwok was 60 years old, she was wrongly convicted of tax evasion and sent to a Federal women’s prison. Just before she was sentenced, her mother, a Holocaust survivor, told her, “It will be harder for you to be in prison than it was for me to be in a concentration camp. I was 12 years old then, and you are 60.” Litwok personally experienced many of the shocking injustices faced by millions daily. In her case, being an out lesbian in the early 1990s only made things worse.
Please join Ms. Litwok for a riveting, first-hand exposé at the criminal justice system and its treatment of LGBT people.
A consultant, writer, speaker, and social activist, Litwok began collecting the stories of others while in prison, a process she has continued through her Witness to Mass Incarceration project (http://witnesstomassincarceration.org/). She serves on the Criminal Justice LGBT Working Group and is an active member of NYC Jail Action Committee, dedicated to eliminating solitary confinement in New York City jails.