Webinar - Working the Line: How Prison Labor Intersects with Megafires


Speaker: Jaime Lowe

This lecture is part of the 11-week "Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire" lecture series exploring how we are shaping this era of megafires and how it is shaping us. The series features speakers from across the arts, humanities, and environmental sciences.  It is hosted by the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University and co-sponsored by OSU's Center for the Humanities, OSU's Sustainability Office, OSU's Arts and Education Complex, and Terrain.org.

Jaime Lowe was born and raised in California. Her book Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires weaves the underlying catastrophes of climate change, economic disparity, and historical injustice. She is also the author of Mental, a memoir about lithium and bipolar disorder, and Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB, a biography of Ol' Dirty Bastard. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times magazine and other national and international publications. Lowe has contributed to This American Life and Radiolab, and has been featured on NPR and WNYC numerous times. She is a MacDowell and Logan Nonfiction fellow.

Additional co-sponsors: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Grass Roots Books & Music, and OSU's School of Writing, Literature, and Film

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