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The Fight for Full Justice to Incarcerated Black Women in Brazil

53 Washington Square South
New York NY, USA
Monday, September 18, 6:00pm7:30pm

The event proposes a reflection on the struggle for Full Justice for black women affected by mass incarceration, based on an understanding of the intersections and layers of vulnerabilities that impact these women’s experiences. The panel is built from the experience of Assessoria Popular Maria Felipa, a Brazilian civil society organization, which developed the concept of Full Justice for these women through the experience of a multidisciplinary team – lawyers, psychologists, social workers, social leaders, communicators and psychiatrists – in the construction of Legal Advocacy. The discussion will present the various layers of complexity for the achievement of Integral Justice for those affected by mass incarceration, whether family members of prisoners or female survivors of the tortures faced during imprisonment. The panel also aims to share experiences, good practices and discuss cases that allow identifying and tracing possible paths in the struggle for Integral Justice in the lives of these women whose lives are crossed by vulnerabilities related to gender, class and race.

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Dra. Isabela Corby, Vice-President of the Assessoria Popular Maria Felipa, will speak at the event on behalf of the organization. She is also a legal advocate, professor, and holds a PhD in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She coordinates projects that accompany imprisoned women and their families, from the perspective of Integral Justice and the search for freedom. Isabela Corby will be accompanied by Cintia Melo, legal advocate, master and doctoral student in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and also doctoral student in Public Policy at The New School in New York.


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