The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Women Worldwide.
Dear Harvard GlobalWE Members and Friends of GlobalWE,
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 10th from noon-1pm Eastern Time for a GlobalWE webinar entitled: "Rethinking Justice: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Women Worldwide." This event is FREE. Please register by clicking below.
During this webinar, a set of distinguished panelists from the worlds of law, international relations, public policy and advocacy, and academia will discuss the circumstances giving rise to the increase in women's detention and incarceration rates and the challenges faced by women when they return home from jail or prison and attempt to re-integrate into society. This conversation is especially timely given recent policy discussions in the United States and elsewhere around criminal justice reform, and will be moderated by GlobalWE Board Member Lindsay Laguna.
We hope you will join us to learn more about this important issue impacting women and families around the world.
Sincerely, The Harvard GlobalWE Board
Title: Rethinking Justice: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Women Worldwide
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Time: Noon-1pm Eastern Time
Location: Webinar; login credentials will be sent to registered attendees.
Panelists: Tiheba Bain, Women Against Mass Incarceration and The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls; Candace Kruttschnitt, University of Toronto, Department of Sociology; Elizabeth (Liz) Swavola, Vera Institute; and Coletta Youngers, Washington Office on Latin America Moderator: GlobalWE Board Member Lindsay Laguna
Cost: FREE. Please register here or above.
Join a set of diverse panelists from the worlds of law, international relations, nonprofit advocacy, and academia for a discussion on the impact of mass incarceration on women worldwide hosted by HarvardWE. We will also discuss the challenges faced by women when they return home from prison and attempt to re-integrate into society. The conversation is especially timely given recent policy discussions in the United States and elsewhere around criminal justice reform, and will be moderated by Lindsay Laguna, who graduated from Harvard GSE with a Masters in Education.
Lindsay Laguna: Lindsay is a board member of Harvard GlobalWE. She is the Social Media Manager for the organization and is the Content Writer for the Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest website. Professionally, Lindsay has served in roles across higher education, international education, and workforce and career development. Currently, she is the Assistant Director of Career Education Services at Simmons University, a women-centered institution in Boston. Lindsay earned her BA in International Studies from the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign and her EdM in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Tiheba Bain: Tiheba is founder of Women Against Mass Incarceration, an organization empowering justice involved women and girls. Currently Ms. Bain works as Director of Coalitions for The National Council for Incarcerated and formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. She is a published contributing author to Race Education and Reintegration and is an Alumnus of the Justice-in-Education Scholar program of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. Tiheba Bain has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women and Criminal Justice. Ms. Bain played an integral role in assisting with codifying policy for incarcerated women and girls in the State of Connecticut.
Candace Kruttschnitt: Candace Kruttschnitt studied criminology and sociology at the University of California - Berkeley and Yale University. She is currently a Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research has focused on women offenders, the victimization of women, and female inmates. She is the author and editor of several books and government reports related to female offending, victimization and imprisonment. She is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the Royal Society of Canada and she served as President of the American Society of Criminology in 2015.
Liz Swavola: Liz Swavola is a program manager with the Center on Sentencing and Corrections at the Vera Institute of Justice. She provides technical assistance and training to counties seeking to implement data-driven criminal justice reforms and was lead author of Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform. Prior to joining Vera, Liz was a policy and advocacy manager at the Joyful Heart Foundation, where she conducted research and advocated for improved responses to violence against women. She also co-founded a nonprofit organization to assist men and women returning home from prison to the Bronx and served as a law clerk in the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.
Coletta Youngers: Coletta Youngers is a Senior Fellow with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and a Senior Associate for the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC). She is the lead coordinator of a project on women, drug policy and incarceration in Latin America and assists the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls with their international outreach. She was one of the organizers of the first regional workshop of women who have been in prison, which took place in Bogota, Colombia in July 2019. She is a leading expert on international drug control policy and drug policy related developments in Latin America, and has over thirty years of experience working on human rights and political developments in Latin America.
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