League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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LWV CVA Sunday Seminar: April 14 – “Balancing the Scales: Justice Reform for Women”

Mar 19, 2019

“Balancing the Scales:  Justice Reform for Women”

LWV CVA Sunday Seminar on April 14, 2019. 2 – 3:30 pm (Doors open at 1:30 pm), City Space, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville

Injustice in the justice system is finally coming to light, especially as it disproportionately affects primarily African American and Latino men.  But women in conflict with the law remained in the shadows until the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville revealed the inadequate and sometimes deadly medical care for women at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.

The LWV CVA Sunday Seminar on April 14 will feature Shannon Ellis who joined the Legal Aid Justice Center in January 2017.  Her work focuses on providing civil advocacy for vulnerable court-involved or incarcerated individuals.  Before joining LAJC, Shannon practiced family law in Charlottesville and provided pro bono representation for LAJC’s Special Immigrant Juvenile project.  Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Virginia.  Shannon will talk about the women at FCCW whose sometimes tragic experiences stoked a successful lawsuit against the State of Virginia.

Kim Rolla joined Legal Aid Justice Center as the Lewis F. Powell fellow in 2013, originally focusing on housing law, providing both individual legal representation and legal support to tenant organizations. In 2017, Kim transitioned to the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program, and now develops campaigns to combat the criminalization of the poor, people of color, and far too many Virginians. Kim earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and law degree from the University of Virginia, and received the Herbert Kramer/Herbert Bangel Community Service Award.

Join us on Sunday, April 14, for an inside look at the need for justice reform in our communities sponsored by the LWV CVA Justice Reform Committee.     LWV CVA Sunday Seminars are free and open to the public.  For more information about this event, contact Kit Murphy McNally 414-405-3302.

Calendar

Date/Time: Thurs., March 28 2:30 to 4 pm
Event: LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Meeting
Place: University Village (small committee room) 500 Crestwood Dr.
Contact: For further information, contact Sally Thomas, 295-1819
Date/Time: Fri., March 29 11:30 am to 1 pm
Event: LWV CVA Justice Reform Committee Meeting
Place: Center for Non-Profit Excellence (CNE), 1701-A Allied St. (behind Cville Coffee)
Contact: For further information, contact Kit Murphy McNally, 414-405-3302
Date/Time: Wed., April 10, 9:30 am
Event: LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Government Committee Meeting
Place: Home of Donna Price, 2852 Secretarys R., Scottsville, 757-295-7325
Contact: For further information, contact Elaine Longerbeam, (540) 550-5998
Date/Time: Wed., April 10, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Event: LWV CVA Board of Directors Meeting
Place: Westminster-Canterbury, Pantops
Contact: For further information, contact Pat Cochran, 326-7873
Date/Time: Sun., April 14, 2 - 3:30 pm
Event: LWV CVA Sunday Seminar: "Balancing the Scales: Justice Reform for Women"
Place: City Space, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville
Contact: For further information, contact Kit Murphy McNally, 414-405-3302
Date/Time: Wed., April 24, 9:30 am
Event: LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Government Committee Meeting
Place: Home of Rosalie Simari, 107 Rowledge Place, 434-295-7325, 757-295-7325
Contact: For further information, contact Elaine Longerbeam, (540) 550-5998
Date/Time: Wed., April 25, 2:30 to 4 pm
Event: LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Meeting
Place: University Village (small committee room) 500 Crestwood Dr.
Contact: For further information, contact Sally Thomas, 295-1819

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of the Charlottesville Area
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Email:  lwv@lwv-cva.org

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