Black Mamas Bail Out Teach In & Discussion 2017 - Richmond
Photos by: Jelani Drew

The criminal legal system justifies money bail as a tool to hold individuals accountable. For our communities, money bail is another tool to keep our communities separated from their loved ones and inevitably push them into the criminal legal system. Black mothers and women, who are the backbones and support system of their chosen families, are especially affected. Isolating and removing Black mothers is a direct correlation to destabilizing our chosen families. While in these cages, Black mothers are more than often mistreated while isolated. As a result, they eventually return to their families and loved ones after suffering mistreatment and displacement.

Join us for a panel of folks who do prision abolition work to talk about the state of violence of the money bail system in Richmond and its affect on Black women and mothers, especially lower income and LGBTQ Black women. #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Panel (Moderated by Liz Canfield)
Lillie Branch-Kennedy
Adeola Ogunkeyede
Gina Lyles
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