About This Event
August 10: "Intersectionality: The Impact of Racist Policy toward Black Women and Girls" with Melba Pearson
The discussion will feature Melba Pearson, an attorney, policy director, and advocate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2021
CONTACT: ACLU Florida Media Office, [email protected]
WHAT: The ACLU of Florida Chapters will be hosting their latest installment of their Racial Justice Series discussion featuring Melba Pearson. The segment is entitled "Intersectionality: The Impact of Racist Policy toward Black Women and Girls."
WHO: Melba Pearson is an attorney specializing in civil rights and criminal law, with an emphasis on policy. She is the Director of Policy and Programs for Florida International University's Center for the Administration of Justice, as well as Senior Fellow/Faculty in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her work centers on the expansion of the use of Prosecutorial Performance Indicators for more transparency, equity, and racial justice in the criminal justice system.
Before joining FIU, Ms. Pearson spent three years as Deputy Director of the ACLU of Florida where she worked to change police practices, expand voting rights, and reform the criminal justice system. Previously, Ms. Pearson was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for 16 years, culminating as Assistant Chief in the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit supervising junior attorneys while prosecuting homicides. In 2020, she received close to 155,000 votes as a candidate for Miami Dade State Attorney.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Virtually via Zoom. RSVP to receive the Zoom event details. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom details: https://www.mobilize.us/aclufl/event/405297/
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