The criminalization young Black/Brown girls (and boys) is a growing, disturbing trend that is being driven by the school-to-prison pipeline and worsened by the prison-industrial complex. We can’t let this happen! Get involved, work for change and support those who are working to make things different.
Criminalizing Black Girls…
Black girls and young women are the fastest growing population in the juvenile legal system. They are disproportionately targeted at every stage of the process. Black girls are also consistently suspended, expelled, and arrested from school at a higher rate than their peers. Yet most of the discussions and concern about criminalization are centered on boys and young men.
Join Project NIA and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women for a workshop about the criminalization of black girls on February 14th from 1 to 4 p.m.
The workshop will provide a space to consider the following questions: 1. How and why are black girls targeted? 2. What are the effects and impacts of their disproportionate criminalization? How can we intervene to interrupt this criminalization?
Pre-Registration is required and Suggested Donation is $15. No one will be turned away for lack of…
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