Arresting Hope: women taking action in prison health inside out

Keynote speakers: Ruth Elwood Martin with Mo Korchinski

Keynote session: 'Arresting Hope': incarcerated women are the experts about their own health and social goals. Community-Based Participatory Health Research invites individuals to become involved in every stage of the research process, with transformative health as an outcome. 

Threaded Session: We will share some stories that are contained in the books 'Arresting Hope', which is set in a provincial women’s prison in Canada, and ‘Releasing Hope’, which follows women’s journeys following their release from prison.  The books describe how creative leadership fostered opportunities for transformation and hope, and how involvement in Community-Based Participatory Health Research contributed to health and healing.  We will also highlight some short films that have resulted from this work.