SMU presents Piper Kerman: Orange is the New Black
A hit Netflix TV show wasn’t Piper Kerman’s goal when she wrote Orange is the New Black, a memoir about her 13 months in a Federal Corrections Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, but it’s given her a platform to share her original message: Criminal justice reform needs to happen.
Kerman will bring that message to SMU when she participates in the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics, hosted by SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.
Kerman is the recipient of Harvard's Humanist Heroine Award (2015), as well as the Constitutional Commentary Award from The Constitution Project (2014) and John Jay College's Justice Trailblazer Award (2014).
A Q&A, book signing and meet-and-greet will follow Kerman’s lecture. Books will be available for purchase on-site.