Girls Behind Bars: A Historic Wrong and the Fight to End It

by Brooklyn Historical Society

Past Event
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
6:30 PM — 8:00 PM EDT
Brooklyn Historical Society

The history of incarcerating girls is fraught with race and gender bias. Labeled “delinquent,” “incorrigible,” and “immoral,” early juvenile courts criminalized girls for disobedience and resistance to strict gender norms. This legacy lives on today, especially for girls of color. With organizations like the Vera Institute of Justice in the lead however, the possibility of ending girls’ incarceration in ten years is tangible. Join us for a conversation with Lindsay Rosenthal, Project Director of Vera’s Initiative to End Girls’ Incarceration, Dr. Sydney McKinney, Executive Director of National Black Women’s Justice Institute, and others, to unpack the history of gender policing, and the movement for reform.

This program is presented in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice.

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Girls Behind Bars: A Historic Wrong and the Fight to End It
Tuesday, March 10
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
$15 General Admission / $10 for Members

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