Beyond Bars: Feminist Perspectives on (and Alternatives to) the Criminal Legal System

Beyond Bars: Feminist Perspectives on (and Alternatives to) the Criminal Legal System

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 16 10:00 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 16 11:15 AM (Eastern)

Room: 222

The criminal legal system has drawn wide condemnation from progressives, including both democratic presidential candidates. Yet its impact on individuals and communities—Black, queer, Muslim, woman, immigrant—is far from widely understood. We lack popular alternatives to the system, one which has historically been built and fueled by white men for their own financial gain. What do today’s feminist leaders of color say about this racist and hyper-masculine capitalist enterprise? What alternatives to prisons are they proposing to hold our communities accountable for harmful behavior, such as gender-based violence? What other solutions can we imagine? And how can we build alternatives without recreating racist and sexist violence

Moderator

Lori Adelman

Lori Adelman

Lori Adelman is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and xecutive Director at Feministing.com. A writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights, Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation’s most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the “30 Under 30” successful people in media. Follow her on Twitter: @Ladelman.

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Panelists

Erika Jones

Erika.Jones

St. Louis Based Sex Worker, Writer, and Ebony Violin

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