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BGEA Emergency Town Hall: Disrupting the Pathways to Juvenile Justice for Black Youth
Black Girls Equity Alliance’s new report, Understanding and Addressing Institutionalized Inequity: Disrupting Pathways to Juvenile Justice for Black Youth in Allegheny County, reveals that Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have disproportionately high arrest rates and referrals to juvenile justice for Black youth.

This town hall meeting will bring together leaders from the Pittsburgh Public Schools, justice professionals, researchers and advocates to examine the data and discuss changes to policy and practice to keep children in school and collaboratively disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.

MODERATORS:
Kathi Elliott, CEO of Gwen’s Girls/convener of Black Girls Equity Alliance
LaTrenda L. Sherrill, Common Cause Consultants

PANELISTS (in alphabetical order):
Meghan Black, Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County
Kim Booth, Assistant Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Allegheny County
George Brown, Chief of School Safety, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Nina Esposito-Visgitis, President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Union
Sara Goodkind, PhD., Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Anthony Hamlet, Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Judge Kathryn Hens-Greco, Juvenile Court
Jay Huguley, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Cheryl Kleiman, Education Law Center
Commander Jason Lando, Pittsburgh Police
Ghadah Makoshi, American Civil Liberties Union of PA
Judge Jennifer McCrady, Juvenile Court
Samantha Murphy, Department of Human Services
Tiffany Sizemore, Duquesne University Youth Advocacy Clinic

Sep 17, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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