Raising The Bar of Hope: Ending The Over-Policing of Black Girls in Schools

A discussion on the policing of Black girls in schools, the consequences, and achievable equitable remedies. Panelists explore the historic lens of the treatment of Black girls and how they are viewed by society; the types of punishments and procedures they are subjected to; and the long and short term consequences of being pushed out of school. Also, Karen Aime, a former student of the Brooklyn public school system shares how her school’s preconceived notions of her as a Black girl affected her student experience.

Welcome: Sheila S. Boston, President of the New York City Bar Association


Karen Aime, is a 2019 graduate of the Brooklyn public school system and currently a student at Hunter College
Dr. Jamilia Blake, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development Studies, Texas A&M University
Professor Alexis Karteron, Director, Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic Ashley C. Sawyer, Senior Director, Campaigns at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)
Dr. India Thusi, Associate Professor of Law, Delaware Law School

Closing Remarks:

Jarienn James, Co-chair of the Education and the Law Committee

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Children and the Law, Chair, Melissa Friedman
Civil Rights, Co-Chairs, Zoey Chenitz and Kevin Jason
Council on Children, Dawne Mitchell, Chair
Juvenile Justice, Co-Chairs, Jennifer Ruiz- Gilroy and Maura Keating
Office for Diversity and Inclusion, New York City Bar Association
Sex and the Law, Co-Chairs, Olympias Iliana Konidaris and Farah Diaz-Tello

Co-Sponsoring Organization:

New York Law School’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law