On Thursday, October 22 at 1:30 PM, the Black Studies Colloquium (BSC) and the Black and Latino Studies (BLS) Department at Baruch College will host a talk entitled “Abolition and the Policing of Black Mothers” by an acclaimed scholar of law, race, and gender, Dorothy E. Roberts.  Professor Roberts’s pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children, and African Americans.  Her major books include Shattered Bonds:  The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body:  Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). The talk will address general issues about police and police abolition, the current policing and criminalization of Black women’s childbearing, and Black women’s resistance to the reproductive justice activism.

Moderated by Professor Erica Richardson.

To register for this event use this link https://baruch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcude6spjMvHdBOKVvWp1OJXR0qNdi9cUc7

Or you can also register here https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/blackstudiescolloquium/?p=22