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We Who Believe in Freedom: A Conversation on Women, Criminalization and Justice.


September 17, 2013

This is a community conversation about the various ways that women's lives are criminalized and/or impacted by criminalization. The goal of this conversation is to discuss the impact criminalization has on women, the work being done by women to address this dynamic, and the ways that we can support women who are directly affected by criminalization and incarceration.

The conversation will feature presenters with direct experience on the issues of women's defense against violence; the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women; the targeting of women based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; the policing of sex work; and mothers involved in youth justice. Confirmed participants include Patreese Johnson (Newark 5 case), Karen Thompson (The Innocence Project), Andrea Ritchie (Streetwise and Safe) and Jacqueline Velez (Coalition for Women Prisoners' Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act campaign).