SPACE IS LIMITED. We are asking that you DO NOT REGISTER YOURSELF if you are not absolutely certain that you will attend. We really mean this. Please be considerate of others. DO NOT take up space that others can use. It's rude and really obnoxious.
Criminalizing Black Girls…
Black girls and young women are the fastest growing population in the juvenile legal system. They are disproportionately targeted at every stage of the process. Black girls are also consistently suspended, expelled, and arrested from school at a higher rate than their peers. Yet most of the discussions and concern about criminalization are centered on boys and young men.
Join Project NIA and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women for a workshop about the criminalization of black girls on August 20th from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will provide a space to consider the following questions: 1. How and why are black girls targeted? 2. What are the effects and impacts of their disproportionate criminalization? 3. How can we intervene to interrupt this criminalization?
This workshop will be facilitated by Mariame Kaba, director of Project NIA and co-founder of the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women.
Pre-Registration is required and Suggested Donation is $20 (paid at the door in cash or check) though no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. Space is LIMITED.
Thursday, August 20
1:30 to 5 p.m.
(Bring Your Lunch)
425 S. Wabash Ave
Wabash Room 418