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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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Linda Becker

Respondent Parents' Counsel, The Becker Law Firm
Linda E. Becker, Esq., is the founder of The Becker Law Firm, LLC. Her practice has always been dedicated to the Family. She practices in the areas of Domestic Relations and representing parents in Dependency and Neglect proceedings. With over 10 years of litigation experience, Linda... Read More →
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Maleeka (MJ) Jihad

ORPC Social Worker Expert, MJ Consulting Firm
MJ (Maleeka Jihad) is the Director of the MJ Consulting Firm and the nonprofit MJCF: Coalition, an Agency focused on dismantling systemic racism in the family regulation (child welfare) system through education, advocacy, and policy reform. She is the CEO and Co-creator of EC3 (Emic... Read More →

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