Quaker Dialogues: Criminalization of Race and Poverty

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Karen Dolan

Quaker Dialogue on the Criminalization of Race and Poverty
Sunday March 5, 6:30-9:00pm
William Penn House, 515 E Capitol St SE

Join us for a discussion on the intersecting nature of policing, poverty, and race as we listen to Karen Dolan of the Institute for Policy Studies share her research. William Penn House is thrilled to invite Karen Dolan back to William Penn House after she moderated our conversation with Rev. David Billings on Undoing Racism last November.

Being located in one of the most heavily policed cities in the United States, we at William Penn House believe conversations like this can help to better understand how the violence of policing disproportionately affects communities already economically and racially marginalized. We hope you will join us for this important dialogue.

As usual, F/friends will gather at 6:30pm and are encouraged to bring a dish to share. See you then!

About Our Speaker 

Karen Dolan has worked for the Institute for Policy Studies since 1996 and currently directs the Criminalization of Poverty Project. Her public scholarship and activism at IPS has linked community-led organizations with policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels. The focus of her work is on anti-poverty issues, criminal justice reform, local democracy and empowerment, with a special attention to race and gender.

Karen's scholarship includes "The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty" and "Closing the Economic Divide."