Engaging People Series: Bonnie Kerness has been an activist since she was fourteen. In 1961, at the age of nineteen, she moved to Tennessee to participate in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1970 she moved back North and became active with welfare and tenants rights and anti-war groups. Bonnie has worked as a community organizer on gay rights, welfare rights, women’s rights and other campaigns. She speaks loudly and publicly on behalf of people in prison and on US human rights violations of the United Nations Convention against Torture and is often quoted in articles, books and other publications on prison related subjects. Bonnie shows us how she has used nearly sixty years of her life challenging social injustices and speaking truth to power.