"I was looked at as an expert from day one." -Jessica Nowlan, Executive Director of the Young Women’s Freedom Center on her experience with the Center as a system-involved youth
On July 11th, the Akonadi Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation and the Race, Gender, and Human Rights Fund organized the event, Ending the Incarceration of Women and Girls Funders Strategy Convening. CCJFG co-sponsored this event, which was a follow up to February’s briefing Ending the Criminalization of Poor Women and Girls, and featured Susan Burton of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah from Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Morning Star Gali, Ajumawi band of Pit River and Native Justice Now, Jessica Nowlan of the Young Women’s Freedom Center, and Marcia Rincon-Gallardo, NOXTIM: Equal Justice for All.
We also heard from Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, the Chair of the Select Committee on Incarcerated Women.
For more information about this event, check out Akonadi Foundation's recent blog post here >