book review: no mercy here

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity, Sarah Haley, 2016 – “In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries imprisoned black women faced wrenching forms of gendered racial terror and heinous structures of economic exploitation. Subjugated as convict laborers and forced to serve additional time as domestic workers before they were allowed their freedom, black women faced a pitiless system of violence, terror, and debasement. Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers imprisoned women’s brutalization in local, county, and state convict labor systems, while also illuminating the prisoners’ acts of resistance and sabotage, challenging ideologies of racial capitalism and patriarchy and offering alternative conceptions of social and political life.

A landmark history of black women’s imprisonment in the South, this book recovers stories of the captivity and punishment of black women to demonstrate how the system of incarceration was crucial to organizing the logics of gender and race, and constructing Jim Crow modernity.”

los angeles winter shelter list

Please download, print, and distribute this document to our folks this winter season… 

2014-2015 Winter Shelter Program – Shelter Locations and Transportation Schedule

Selected community non-profit homeless services providers will provide temporary nightly shelter to homeless persons in Los Angeles County. Those in need of emergency shelter are encouraged to go directly to one of the listed pickup points for free transportation, rather than the site address, unless otherwise indicated. Most shelters will open at approximately 5:00 PM. For information about the Shelters, please refer to the contact information on this document. Shelters operated in partnership with the California National Guard are subject to Non-Availability Dates due to military operations. Clients will be directed to other shelters.

Programs begin on Monday, December 1, 2014 or Monday, December 15, 2014 (Depending on Location)

Download complete list here —-> 2014 2015 Winter Shelter Locations

Winter Shelter Hotline
Phone: 1-800-548-6047
TDD: 1-800-660-4026
(For the deaf and hearing disabled)
Website address: