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Criminalization of Black and Brown Girls
May 19 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Charlottesville NOW joins Virginia NOW and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-NOVA to present:
“The Criminalization of Black and Brown Girls:
Adversity, Abuse and the School-to-Prison Pipeline”
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Girls and young women experience criminalization and racial profiling by law enforcement in ways that are overlooked and can have lifelong consequences. The tragic reality is that Black and Brown girls and young women often enter the juvenile justice system because of status offenses such as truancy and are overwhelmingly victims of physical and sexual abuse and violence.
With the increased attention to criminal justice reform and racial justice, it’s time to get serious about the racist and sexist policies and practices targeting Black and Brown girls. The welfare of our children should be foremost in reform, not an after-thought.
The program features Cherice Hopkins, Senior Counsel of Rights4Girls; Valerie Slater, Executive Director of Rise for Youth; Ta’ Dreama McBride, youth leader; and Juandiego Wade, member of the Charlottesville City School Board.
You must register in advance for this program. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join via Zoom.