What are the lessons that can be learned from a history of policing rooted in race and sex discrimination? How have money-bail systems affected women? How does policing affect women even after they've been incarcerated, such as in cases of solitary confinement? Our experts address the glaring lack of consideration given to how policing is perceived, which results in rendering women invisible as victims and targets in the criminal justice system. Their conversation will grapple with the historic and modern-day challenges involving women, policing, and incarceration.
Race, Sex, and Policing in America features: Michele Goodwin (ACLU of MN and national ACLU Executive Committee Member); Nusrat Choudhury, the Roger Pascal Legal Director of the ACLU of Illinois; Amy Fettig, the Executive Director of the Sentencing Project; and Judge Glenda Hatchett, former Chief Presiding Judge and department head of one of the largest juvenile systems in the nation.
This program is part of a series led by Goodwin called "Advancing Women's Equality: Confronting Barriers to Full Inclusion and Progress." The series addresses women's status in the United States through a civil liberties lens, examining how histories of race, sex, immigration and LGBTQ discrimination undermine constitutional equality. The series identifies historic and contemporary legal and social barriers to women's advancement and identifies pathways forward.