Bringing to Light
invisible abuses against women & LGBT People in Prison
A Symposium About Solutions

January 23, 2015 | 1pm to 6pm 




Imprisonment & Reproductive Justice: Selected Resources



In our 26th annual symposium, Hastings Women's Law Journal will join recent conversations that seek to bring to light invisible abuses against women and LGBT people in the U.S. prison system.  Whether one sees incarceration as necessary punishment, rehabilitation, or an archaic system to be abolished, there is no justification for the widespread abuses of the prison industry.  One very visible abuse in California has been the recent use of compulsory sterilization operations, however many other abuses occur on a frequent basis.  HWLJ's Spring 2015 symposium will address whether prisons provide adequate healthcare, safe incarceration, and resources to maintain the family unit.  

We are pleased to welcome the following panelists

Jordan Aiken, University of California Irvine School of Law
Professor Hadar Aviram, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Phyllida Burlingame, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Dolores Canales, California Families Against Solitary Confinement
Professor Jennifer Templeton Dunn, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Amanda Goad, American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project
Janetta Johnson, Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)
Misty Rojo, Justice Now and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Rachel Roth, PhD, independent scholar and consultant
Amy Whelan, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Azadeh Zohrabi, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Beginning at 1pm, we will offer a series of panels on subjects such as maintaining the family unit and access to reproductive healthcare in prison, and conditions of incarceration.  Discussion will be followed by a reception from 5 to 6pm.

Light refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.  Up to 3.5 hours of MCLE credit are available.  There is no charge to attend, but registration is requested.