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Girls & Women of Color: The Pipeline to Prison

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
7901 Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
United States

We are at an historic moment as Congress is seriously discussing reforms to our nation’s criminal justice system. I am working to ensure these reforms include the unique needs of women and girls. 

This discussion in coordination with The Human Rights Project for Girls, an organization working to change the criminal justice system, discussed how elected officials and our community should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system.


Provide a forum for constituents to learn about and communicate with one another about the issue of mass incarceration and its impact on girls and women of color, particularly those who have been exposed to various forms of abuse. 

Inform constituents of the work currently being done on local, state and federal levels to address mass incarceration and the abuse to prison pipeline. 


Welcome & Introduction

Congressmember Karen Bass


Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson
State Senator Holly Mitchell
Judge Margaret Henry, Supervising Superior Court Judge of Dependency

Presentation: The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Maheen Kaleem, The Human Rights Project for Girls

Panel Discussion

Esché Jackson, Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Charity Chandler, Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Zaire Holmes, Virtuous Woman, Inc.
Sara Kruzan, Family Unity Network
Moderator: Jasmine Velasquez, Office of Rep. Karen Bass