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LWV CVA Sunday Seminar: April 14 – “Balancing the Scales: Justice Reform for Women”
“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.
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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