Community Talk Back: Orange Is The New Black



In November of 2013, FAAN Mail held a community talk back about the Netflix show, Orange Is The New Black, a drama series set in a women’s prison. Community members who are personally affected by and concerned about mass incarceration shared their perspectives after watching episode 12 from Season 1. We explored the following questions and more…

Does this show offer any value in the movement to end mass incarceration? What aspects of the show are realistic or fantasy? What do people need to know about mass incarceration?



(watch a shorter recap here.)

Attendees were invited to bring books to donate to Books Thru Bars, which sends quality reading material to prisoners and encourages creative dialogue on the criminal justice system, thereby educating those living inside and outside of prison walls.

This event was CoSponsored by:


About Nuala Cabral

Nuala Cabral is an educator, activist, filmmaker and co-founder of FAAN Mail, a media literacy and activist project based in Philadelphia.

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