Homepage - UpcomingEvents.com - Philadelphia & South Jersey
Philadelphia & South Jersey

upcoming event detailssubmit an event »   

Anne Parsons: Decarcerating America: Efforts to Close Mental Hospitals and

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130  
view map   parking   get a ride

Start:   Tuesday, June 4, 2019  6:00 PM
End:   Tuesday, June 4, 2019  7:00 PM

tell friends »   set reminder   add to calendar: outlook, google, yahoo

Event Features: Educational, Free / No Charge, Lecture, Museum, Special Event

Neighborhood: Center City, Fairmount/Art Museum, Old City


view facebook event »


Today, the United States makes up about 5% of the world's population, but holds over 20% of the world's prisoners. In response to this crisis, people across the political spectrum are working to decarcerate prisons. Anne Parsons, author of From Asylum to Prison, will discuss this movement and the lessons that we can learn from her research on the closure of state mental hospitals in the late 20th century United States.

Anne Parsons is an assistant professor of history and the director of the public history program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Link To This Page (click to send to friends!): https://www.UpcomingEvents.com/event/39373/


Search Event Calendar

Follow Us on Twitter!

about us   contact us   advertise   sell tickets online / event registration   email list   privacy policy   terms of service  
© 2001 - 2019   UpcomingEvents.com LLC - Find Out What's Going On™    100 Springdale Rd A3-306 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003