Ashley C. Ford: Dorothy Garrett Martin Lecture in Ethics
Ashley C. Ford lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She is currently writing her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books under the imprint An Oprah Book. Ford hosts Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show (and podcast!), 112BK, and is working on a collection of interviews (B-Side Chats) with her husband, Kelly Stacy.
Her September 5th talk, “What Happens to Children When Their Parents Go to Prison?” will explore issues related to mass incarceration:
When we discuss mass incarceration in the Unites States, we often speak of the individuals who have lost precious time, and in some cases their lives, to a flawed justice system. What we don’t talk about are the partners and children, parents they leave behind. The impact of mass incarceration goes beyond individuals, and deep into the core experiences of families who are developmentally and financially penalized for crimes they didn’t commit. Are these decimated relationships reasonable collateral damage for justice to be served?
Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, INTO and various other web and print publications. She’s taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and also had her work listed among Longform & Longread’s Best of 2017. She also contributed to CupOfJo.Com & hosted Fortune Favors The Bold, a collaboration between Gimlet Creative and Mastercard.
While working as a development executive for Matter Studios, Ford focused on web series and documentaries. She was also the host of the first season of Audible’s literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine’s Brooklyn 100 (2016), and Time Out New York’s New Yorkers of The Year (2017).
Ashley C. Ford’s September 5th talk is hosted by The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics in partnership with Delta Gamma and the Delta Gamma Foundation.