This webinar will feature a discussion on recent research on the overrepresentation of Black and sexual minority men in civil commitment programs and provide a brief history of civil commitment and the legal challenges to it. Panelists will also discuss the need to address violence in our communities without further expanding mass incarceration.
Sex Offense Civil Commitment: An LGBTQ and Racial Justice Issue
Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams Institute
Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Founding Principal and CDO, The Taifa Group, LLC
Senior Policy Counsel, National Center for Lesbian Rights
20th Anniversary Jazz & Champagne Brunch
Join us in celebrating the work of the Williams Institute with performances by Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Leitham, and Sweet Baby J'ai, with special guest Blu Del Barrio.