Anarchist Lecture Series

Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes

Ann Hansen, author and anarchist urban guerilla

September 19, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Room 129, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library

Join author Ann Hansen for the launch of her new book Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes. In 1984, anarchist urban guerilla Ann Hansen was sentenced to life in prison for bombing a hydro substation that was bringing industrial development to northern Vancouver Island; a factory in Toronto (Litton Systems) producing guidance systems for nuclear-armed Cruise Missiles; and Red Hot Video outlets marketing violent pornography in Victoria and Vancouver. Taking the Rap is a memoir/analysis of resistance and survival in Canada’s notorious Prison for Women and two subsequent stints in more ‘up-to-date’ institutions.

Following the lecture, discuss Hansen’s archival collection with the author, and Allan Antliff, academic director, Anarchist Archive.