Susan Burton, the author of “Becoming Ms. Burton” will be speaking at the California State University in Northridge (CSUN).
The date is Thursday, September 21 and the time is 2pm to 3:15pm. Ms. Burton is a civil rights activist and a movement builder; and then, a former prison inmate. She will be speaking on the challenges formerly incarcerated women face, and this impacts the society.
Ms. Burton will take readings from her new book, which will be available for
purchase at the venue of the meeting. The meeting will hold in the Whitsett Room, on the fourth floor of Sierra Hall on the west side of CSUN campus at Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CSVNews reports.
Who Is Susan Burton And What Is Her Contribution To Society?
Susan Burton founded the non-profit organization, A New Way of Life, a re-entry project for recently freed women. Released from incarceration after nearly 20 years in prison, Burton established A New Way of Life in 1998.
According to her, her purpose is to help women, families and the community to “break the cycle and heal from the formidable experiences of incarceration.”
Ms. Burton used to be a drug addict. But following release from prison in 1997, she was rehabilitated over a 100-day period in Santa Monica.
Being totally cured of her habits, she is fully dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated women to re-integrate well into the society.
Her own experiences has helped her in this cause to model former women prisoners to help others avoid lifestyles and incidents that lead on to prison.
Sponsors of the Scheduled Talk at CSUN
The upcoming conference at CSUN is put together by the –
- Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative at CSUN
- Office of Student Affairs
- Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
- Office of Community Engagement
- Department of Communication Studies
- Department of Social Work
- Department of History
- Women’s Research and Resource Center
- The Educational Opportunity Programs
- Revolutionary Scholars
- Department of Chicano/a Studies
According to Marta Lopez-Garza,
“I think there is a shared misunderstanding of people who have been imprisoned, and this event will help the CSUN population and the surrounding community to understand the circumstances that may lead to imprisonment, and the resulting hardships of having a prison record.”