The Criminalization to Incarceration Pipeline of LGBTQ+ People


Add to My Calendar Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:45pm to 5:15pm


Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Hotel
Salon G-L
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join Center for Constitutional Rights senior staff attorney, Chinyere Ezie,  at the 2019 Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair  as she discusses how discrimination in employment, schools, and housing have propelled LGBTQ+ persons into the system of mass incarceration at disproportionate rates, where they often fall victim to sexual violence, harassment, and anti-LGBT+ bias. Chinyere will be joined in discussion by Demoya Gordon (Law Enforcement Bureau, New York City Commission on Human Rights)Richard Saenz (Lambda Legal)Amy Whelan (National Center for Lesbian Rights).

The panel will focus on litigation skills for prison litigation including the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) and the administrative grievance process, the use of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in litigation, and constitutional claims. The panelists are litigators who have been counsel in some of the leading cases challenging corrections policies and practices concerning LGBTQ people and people living with HIV.  Panelists will also discuss policy and legislative efforts currently underway to address harms that LGBT+ people face while in state custody, federal custody, and immigration detention.

For more information visit the conference website. 

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July 29, 2019