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https://twitter.com/blackandpinkmaThe U.S. incarcerates more people than any other nation, the burden of which falls upon black, brown, indigenous, poor, and LGBTQ+ people. Join our panel of policy experts, all of whom are formerly incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals. Panelists will share their personal journeys and how they are using law and policy to dismantle the prison system. Topics will include race, gender, sexuality, law, COVID, and possibilities under a new presidency.
This event will be moderated by Aaron Dorshow, President of the Petey Greene Volunteers at Clark. Panelists include Jennifer Love Williams (Jen Love, she/her), a formerly incarcerated black, trans woman who now serves as an activist for the formerly incarcerated subgroup of the National LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group; Michael Cox (he/him, Clark ’18), the Executive Director of Black & Pink Massachusetts; and Attorney Jen Jenkins (they/them), a Public Policy advocate and Community Co-Chair to the Hawai’i Department of Health’s Sex and Gender Minority Workgroups.
- Criminal Justice Policy
- Visualizing the Unequal Treatment of LGBTQ People in the Criminal Justice System
- If You’re New to Abolition: A Group Study Guide
- Decarceration Bill:
- Call to release Mumia Abu Jamal and elder political prisoners due to COVID https://www.democracynow.org/2021/3/4/mumia_abu_jamal_covid_19
- Black & Pink Boston Pen Pals program, along with info about the B&PB newsletter
https://www.blackandpinkma.org/our-programs/#pen-palsContact info: Michael@blackandpinkma.org, www.blackandpinkma.org, twitter: @blackandpinkma