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Impact Thursday 10: The Criminalization of Poverty

  • New York Law School 185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (map)

The Criminalization of Poverty

A panel discussion on the treatment of low-income people as criminals simply because of their poverty and what needs to be done about it.

Panelists include:

Nusrat Choudhury, Deputy Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program

Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law & Public Policy, Georgetown University Law Center

Hon. Lisa Foster (ret.), Co-Director, Fines and Fees Justice Center

Robert Robinson, NYC Coalition on the Continuum of Care and National Economic & Social Rights Initiative

Moderator:

Beth Fertig, Senior Reporter, WNYC News