2008 Press Releases

Media Advisory

Monday, March 03, 2008

Attention: News desks

Criminalization of Poverty

Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu

What: "Whose Poverty? Whose Crime? Unlocking the Criminalization of Poverty," a two-day symposium being held by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice.

Educators, heads of non-profit organizations, journalists and legal scholars will gather to discuss such issues as the root causes of criminalization of the poor, laws and policies that criminalize the poor, media stereotypes of the poor, and steps that can be taken to address these issues. The event is free and open to the public.

When:
Thursday, March 6, noon to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:
Thursday's events will take place at the law school's Booth Auditorium.

Friday's events will take place at the law school's Goldberg Room. The UC Berkeley School of Law is at the northwest corner of Bancroft Way at Piedmont Avenue. See the campus map at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/.

Who: Participants will include Dorothy Roberts, law professor, Northwestern University School of Law; Lisa Gray-Garcia, executive director, San Francisco-based POOR Magazine; Martin Reynolds, managing editor, the Oakland Tribune; Mary Louise Frampton, faculty director, Henderson Center for Social Justice.

Additional contact info: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510)642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu