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School to Prison Pipeline
Join the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and the Office of Public Health Practice for insights into the "School to Prison Pipeline." We will learn about policies and procedures in place which effectively funnel children out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Katie Glenn
Policy Associate @SPLC
Katie Glenn (she/her/hers) is a native Alabamian and Policy Associate at the Southern Poverty Law Center. There she helps lead the Center’s Alabama policy work, focusing on legislative advocacy, direct lobbying, coalition building, and community engagement. About half of the year, she spends her days (and far too many of her nights) at the Alabama State House, working on issues related to the Center’s main focus areas – criminal justice reform, children’s rights, economic justice, immigrant justice, LGBTQ rights, and voting rights. Prior to her time at SPLC, Katie worked at Planned Parenthood Southeast, VOICES for Alabama’s Children, Birmingham-Southern College, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She and her husband – Wes – live in Montgomery with their two cats, Ida and Perry.
Akiesha Anderson
Policy Director @Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
Akiesha Anderson is a legislative and policy attorney and registered lobbyist who serves as Policy Director for Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice. Her work focuses on policy development, legislative drafting, policy advocacy, coalition building, and engaging with public officials. She also assists with Appleseed’s legal projects. Akiesha holds a Master’s in Public Administration and received her law degree from the University of Alabama. Akiesha has worked with several organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights, U.S. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, the Montgomery County Commission, and UCLA School of Law, to name a few. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and very involved in the community, serving as Chair of the Blackburn Institute’s alumni network, Legal Redress Chair of the NAACP – Metro Montgomery Branch, and co-Chair of the Alabama Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).