Why Abolition and How Do We Get There?
Join a conversation on what abolition means, why its proponents say it is necessary, and an alternate vision for a society that supports children and families.
Time & Link
Sep 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
About the event
Please join Narrowing the Front Door for a discussion on child welfare abolition. Alan Dettlaff and Maya Pendleton will discuss their new book, "Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System: The Case for Abolition."
Join a conversation on what abolition means, why its proponents say it is necessary, and an alternate vision for a society that supports children and families. The group will also discuss efforts to reform the child welfare system and what support for children and families currently looks like.
Alan Dettlaff, author and co-founder of UpEND and University of Houston professor
Maya Pendleton, co-author and co-founder of UpEND
Joyce McMillan, founder and executive director of JMACforFamilies
Moderated by: Angela O. Burton, co-chair Narrowing the Front Door
--Additional speakers to be announced.