Feb. 27: American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty

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February 27, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Vanderbilt Hall 206
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012


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 Upreti, UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women


This event is free and open to the public. Please register here. Guests may be asked to present personal ID to access NYU building.


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, author of The Poverty of Privacy Rights, will deliver the opening keynote, 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.


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


Learn more about CHRGJ’s American Poverty and Human Rights series.

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