April 9, 2018 (Monday)

Broadening Career Choice: Options for a Satisfying Life in the Law

Helen Neuborne
former Women’s Rights Program Officer
Ford Foundation

2:00-3:00 pm | 134 Boalt Hall

refreshments will be served

Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Law Dean’s Office; the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice; and the Berkeley Chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Helen Neuborne will share insights and reflections from her unique career, which has spanned litigation, government service, public interest law reform, and philanthropy. She has been a dedicated Legal Aid trial and appellate lawyer in the Brooklyn Family Court; a ranking figure in the Koch administration on both juvenile justice and the delivery of services to vulnerable populations; Executive Director of the NOW Legal Defense Fund; and a Ford Foundation executive for more than 20 years, specializing in women’s rights, and eventually directing Ford’s program on low income families.

March 21-22, 2018 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color

Multicultural Community Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley

Organized by the Center for Race and Gender

Co-sponsors:  Barnard Center for Research on Women; Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice; Ethnic Studies; Gender & Women’s Studies; Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society LGBTQ Cluster; Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Diversity and Health Disparity Cluster; Institute of Governmental Studies; Institute for the Study of Societal Issues; Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice; Third Wave Fund

This symposium convenes scholars, artists, survivors, organizers, and advocates to examine themes, trends, and strategies explored in Andrea Ritchies’s recent book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, exploring racial profiling, police violence, criminalization, mass incarceration and immigration enforcement through the lens of the experiences of Black women, indigenous women, and women of color, symposium participants will engage the crossroads between organizing, research, art, and policy strategies to transform conditions of street violence in this historical political moment.

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February 27, 2018 (Tuesday)

American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Vanderbilt Hall 206 |40 Washington Square South, NYU School of Law

Co-hosted with the Center for Reproductive Rights; CUNY Law School’s Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic; Berkeley Law School’s Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice; National Advocates for Pregnant Women; NYU Law Women; and the NYU Law chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University School of Law
Martin Guggenheim, NYU School of Law Family Defense Clinic
Chanel Porchia-Albert, Ancient Song Doula Services
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach
Melissa Torres-Montoya, National Network of Abortion Funds
Melissa Upreti, UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women

Moderator: Cynthia Soohoo, CUNY School of Law Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic

Join us for a discussion of the unique ways in which poverty affects women across the United States. Timed to build upon the December 2017 fact-finding mission to the United States by Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, this event will examine the intersections of gender, poverty, and race, with a particular focus on how state surveillance, punishment, and limited access to health care impact the human rights of women.

Dr. Khiara Bridges will deliver opening remarks, followed by a moderated discussion among a panel of experts on issues ranging from reproductive justice, maternal care and health, the child welfare system, and criminalization. 

This event is free and open to the public

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Guests may be asked to present personal ID to access NYU building