Justice for Black Lives: Reforming the Criminal Legal System (Free Webinar)
- 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Shriver Center on Poverty Law
- Civil Rights
Join the Shriver Center on Poverty Law for a free webinar entitled Justice for Black Lives: Reforming the Criminal Legal System on September 22, 2020 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern.
For all communities to thrive, we must prioritize policies that keep families together and end the inequities that systematically and disproportionately disenfranchise Black and Latino/a/x people.
Black and Latino/a/x people are overrepresented in the criminal legal system, and their children are disproportionately present in the parallel foster system. These systems marginalize low-income people, especially those of color, keep them in a cycle of poverty, and depress their lifetime economic stability.
Join the Shriver Center on Poverty Law for a free webinar to explore ways to keep communities safe and families together by advocating for policies that reduce the states' reliance on jails and prisons.
Panelists will include:
- Patrice James, Director of Community Justice, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
- Anntionetta Rountree, Community Member
- Jennifer Soble, Executive Director, Illinois Prison Project
- Carol Ammons, Illinois State Representative
- Kathleen Grillo, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Verizon
Shriver Center on Poverty Law