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Adversity, Abuse, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Organized by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Virginia NOW

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

With the increased attention to criminal justice reform and racial justice, this is the time to focus on dismantling racist and sexist policies and practices targeting Black and Brown girls and young women. These include "the school-to-prison pipeline."
 
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.
 
Our program featured Cherice Hopkins, Senior Counsel of Rights4Girls; Valerie Slater, Executive Director of Rise for Youth; Ta’ Dreama McBride, youth leader, and Juandiego Wade of the Charlottesville City School Board.
 
As criminal justice reform continues, the welfare of our children should be foremost. 
 

We are honored to be supported by the following co-sponsors: AAUW of VA * Alexandria Commission for Women * Arlington County Women’s Commission * Charlottesville NOW * Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues * Coalition of Labor Union Women * Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Southern Atlantic Region * Fairfax County Board of Supervisors * League of Women Voters of Virginia * Legal Aid Justice Center * Loudoun County Chapter, NOW * NAACP-Arlington Branch #7047 * National Council of Negro Women – Northern Virginia Section * National Women’s Political Caucus, VA Chapter * Network NoVA * Virginia Council on Women * Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus * Virginia Organizing * Virginia Poverty Law Center

 

 

Thank you for joining us! Download the resource sheet here. Watch the event recording below: It's time to make dismantling the racist and sexist “school-to-prison pipeline” a priority. With the increased attention to criminal justice reform and racial justice, this is the time to get serious about dismantling the racist and sexist “school-to-prison pipeline.” While both male and female students are being pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system, girls and young women experience criminalization and racial profiling by law enforcement in ways that are overlooked. The tragic reality is that Black and Brown girls and young women in the juvenile justice system are overwhelmingly victims of physical and sexual abuse and violence. The safety of our girls and young women should be on the frontline of criminal justice reform. "The Criminalization of Black and Brown Girls - Adversity, Abuse and the School-to-Prison Pipeline" was co-presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women - NoVA and the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women.  Presenters included Cherice Hopkins, Senior Counsel of Rights4Girls; Valerie Slater, Executive Director of Rise for Youth; Juandiego Wade of the Charlottesville City School Board, and Ta'Dreama McBride, Youth Leader, RISE for Youth, among others. Join us to learn what we can do now - in Virginia - to dismantle the pipeline of abuse. Event Sponsors Network NOVA Network NOVA Charlottesville NOW Charlottesville NOW Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – South Atlantic Region Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – South Atlantic Region Virginia Organizing Virginia Organizing Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus Coalition of Labor Union Women Coalition of Labor Union Women Alexandria Commission for Women Alexandria Commission for Women National Council of Negro Women – Northern Virginia Section National Council of Negro Women – Northern Virginia Section AAUW of VA AAUW of VA Arlington County Women’s Commission Arlington County Women’s Commission League of Women Voters of Virginia League of Women Voters of Virginia National Women’s Political Caucus, VA Chapter National Women’s Political Caucus, VA Chapter Virginia Council on Women Virginia Council on Women NAACP-Arlington Branch #7047 NAACP-Arlington Branch #7047 Legal Aid Justice Center Legal Aid Justice Center Virginia Poverty Law Center Virginia Poverty Law Center Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues Loudoun County Chapter, NOW Loudoun County Chapter, NOW Share this event