Prosecuting Poverty Criminalizing Care

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Arts Café & YouTube

This location is ADA accessible

Join Kelly Writers House on Thursday, March 31, at 12 PM EST in the Arts Café and on YouTube for a conversation hosted by Al Filreis with University of Tennesee Law Professor WENDY A. BACH. Bach is an expert in poverty law who has dedicated her career to representing children and families in poor communities. Her new book Prosecuting Poverty, Criminalizing Care examines the tragic of effects of legislation that — at the height of the opioid epidemic — made it a crime for a pregnant woman to transmit narcotics to a fetus. Urgent, instructive, and humane, this retelling demands we stop criminalizing care and instead move towards robust and respectful systems that meet the real needs of families in poor communities.

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