Join the Center for Constitutional Rights and Law for Black Lives on April 16 for a webinar focusing on the use of militarization, criminalization, and surveillance during times of crisis. While many of us work tirelessly to support our families and communities, the U.S. Government is laying the groundwork to turn this health crisis into a criminalization crisis. We have already seen the DOJ request additional detainment powers, Congress funnel almost a billion dollars to local law enforcement agencies, and cities across the country use police to enforce stay-at-home orders.
Panelists will discuss the current response and provide insight into past abuses of power, from Katrina to 9/11. Together we will explore how lawyers and organizers have mobilized to mitigate the harms of criminalization and the way forward in this moment.
Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Colette Pichon-Battle, Executive Director of Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy
Thomas Harvey, Justice Project Director at Advancement Project
Mandisa Moore O’Neal, Black Feminist Attorney and Founder at The Moore O’Neal Law Group
Dolfinette Martin, Operation Restoration
Andrea Ritchie, Interrupting Criminalization and Movement for Black Lives Policy Table