Amid the historic visit of the U.N. Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement, we welcome the experts and the light they are shining on racial injustice in the U.S. criminal legal system and its roots in slavery and colonialism. Our groups work in coalition with other organizations participating in the visit on many interconnected issues – from policing and immigration enforcement to incarceration, political prisoners, and the death penalty – and we welcome EMLER’s examination of all aspects of the U.S. criminal legal system. We hope EMLER’s areas of focus during its visit include life imprisonment, which we call Death by Incarceration (DBI). This is the term people serving these sentences and their loved ones use to emphasize the reality of their impact: premature death in prison.
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We’re looking for a senior finance management professional. This is a hybrid role in the office 1-2 days per week. The Finance Director (FD) will work with the Director of Operations to implement the financial vision for the organization. The FD will provide oversight and management for the Finance team, including AP/AR, payroll, project and organizational budgets, grants accounting, insurance coverage, investment, and banking relationships. The FD will supervise, train, and mentor the finance team.
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Temporary Administrative Advocacy Associate
The virtual and in-person full-time (40 hours per week) Advocacy Administrative Associate will be responsible for supporting the logistical execution of our Advocacy Team program and priorities throughout 2023, such as supporting cultural programming, coordinating logistics for delegations of our staff and partners to and from NYC, and hosting roundtables and events for upcoming UN advocacy.
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The Activist Files Podcast: Ashley Diamond's Life Matters — on Dismissing Her Case, Healing, and How She Fights for Her Life
On Episode 54 of the Activist Files, Bertha Justice Fellow Zee Scout speaks with Ashley Diamond, a civil rights activist, who made a pivotal choice on the eve of her trial in January against the Georgia Department of Corrections for Eighth Amendment violations of inadequate healthcare and sexual assault due to officials placing her in a male prison: She voluntarily dismissed her case to focus on healing. Since then, however, Ashley has struggled to access healthcare, therapy, and housing, because all of these necessities are inherently more challenging to obtain as a Black trans woman in the Southeast. Though her lawsuit is done, Ashley needs more support than ever – as many queer, trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming people do while state legislatures and reactionary judiciaries accelerate their attacks on trans civil rights. In typical Ashley fashion, though, she sings through the pain (including by debuting a new song during the podcast!).
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May 1, 2023