Patrice James is the Founding Director of the Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative, a statewide Black-centered organization dedicated to building power through organizing and systems change to secure equity and justice for Black Illinoisans. Prior to joining IBAI, she was Director of Community Justice at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, and a founding attorney of Still She Rises, Tulsa. Patrice is also the co-founder and board member of the Black Public Defender Association.
For Black lives to matter, Black families must matter. Black mothers must matter.
The presence of police officers in our schools and their detrimental impact on Black and Brown children is well documented.
Housing authorities can promote health and justice for returning citizens right now
Now more than ever, we must remember our shared humanity and protect all people, including the incarcerated.
Electronic monitoring is incarceration by another name.