[PAST EVENT] Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood

October 8, 2020
5pm - 6pm
Law School, Virtual
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Professor Michele Goodwin

Renowned scholar Professor Michele Goodwin will address the rise in criminal prosecutions targeting poor pregnant women. She considers this surveillance and policing alongside an extended history of racial surveillance intersecting sex, race, class, and property in the United States. Her work brings the antebellum project of policing Black women's reproduction into an urgent contemporary conversation. Professor Goodwin will also take your questions in this hour-long discussion sponsored by the W&M Center for Racial & Social Justice. This event is for students and all members of the community. We hope you will join us.


Vivian Hamilton, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Racial & Social Justice, at [[vhamilton]]