Wednesday, February 12, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Goodman Classroom (Littauer Building, room 140)
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
The 2013-14 Audre Lorde Human Rights Lecture Series presents:
Race, Gender and the
Criminal Justice Reform Agenda:
Expanding Our Discussion
to Include Black Women and Girls
a talk by
Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.
Public and scholarly discourses on race and the criminal legal system have consistently prioritized the conditions of males--rendering females, particularly Black women and girls, invisible in policy responses and practices aimed to reduce racial disparities and confinement. When women and girls are acknowledged, the focus is often exclusively on their sexuality and reproductive health. In this lecture, Dr. Morris will discuss why it is imperative that scholars, advocates, and other key stakeholders construct a more gender-inclusive and authentic justice reform agenda.
More about Monique W. Morris:
Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is a social justice scholar and the author of "Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century" (The New Press, 2014). A 2012 Soros Justice Fellow, Dr. Morris is a faculty member at Saint Mary’s College of California in the Leadership Studies Program and the Co-Founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute.