||Special Events. Behind Prison Walls: “Sin by Silence”
extraordinary group of women are shattering misconceptions about domestic
violence from behind prison walls. Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA) is the
U.S. prison system’s first inmate-initiated group led by women. Founded in 1989,
by Brenda Clubine, CWAA has changed laws for battered women, raised awareness
for those on the outside, and educated a system that does not fully comprehend
the complexities of domestic abuse.
Because of CWAA’s work and advocacy, new laws have been enacted that now
allow incarcerated survivors to challenge their original convictions.
Film description: With
unprecedented access inside the California Institution for Women, this
emotionally packed documentary shatters the misconceptions of domestic abuse.
“Sin by Silence”, directed by Olivia Klaus, tells the stories of courageous
women who have learned from their past, are changing their future, and teaching
us how domestic violence affects each and every person. The film is 49 minutes