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Saturday, September 25 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Putting Intersectionality into Practice

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We all deserve to have our voices heard. Our life experiences reflect our unique needs personally and professionally. The importance of incorporating intersectionality into our everyday practices and policies, will no doubt aid to support our communities. While Maleeka and Linda's upbringings were different, they both come from humble beginnings and have experienced many challenges stemming from poverty and racism. They will share their stories of motivation inspiration. They are two fierce advocates within the public defense community.

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MJ Jihad

Director- Family Justice Programming, Office of Respondent Parent Counsel
MJ (Maleeka Jihad) is the Director of the MJ Consulting and the nonprofit MJCF: Coalition, an Agency focused on dismantling systemic racism in the family policing (child welfare) system through education, advocacy, and policy reform. MJ recently took on the new role as Director of... Read More →

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT