A new report from the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) finds that kids in the child welfare system aren’t guaranteed legal representation in a dozen states. We are joined by Kim Dvorchak, Executive Director of NACC, and a former defense attorney who represented children in the foster system. Kim joins us from Denver.
Check out NACC’s report: https://counselforkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/C4K-PolicyPaper-FINAL-DIGITAL-2.pdf
Then, last week in San Francisco, a Walgreens security guard shot and killed 24-year-old Black trans-man Banko Brown over allegations of stealing. San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has decided against pressing charges in the killing. Brown was a long-time member of the Young Women’s Freedom Center – we’re joined by Julia Arroyo, Co-Executive Director of YMFC.
Check out the Young Women’s Freedom Center website: https://youngwomenfree.org/
Link to the fundraiser for Banko Brown’s family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-and-support-for-banko-brown
And this week marks 25-years since the founding of Critical Resistance – an organization dedicated to abolishing the prison-industrial complex. We’re joined by Mohamed Shehk, National Campaigns & Projects Director with Critical Resistance, to discuss the organization’s history and give us a peak into their celebration event on Friday, May 5th.
More info on Critical Resistance’s 25th Anniversary event: https://criticalresistance.org/event/cr-25/
This week’s Resistance in Residence Artist is Stockton Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane.
Follow Tama Brisbane on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cr8vlymaladjstd/
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