Top row: Raynette Turner; Joyce Curnell; Sandra Bland. Bottom row: Ralkina Jones; Kindra Chapman.
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Sarah Haley, assistant professor of gender studies and African-American studies at UCLA; Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and assistant professor of African-American studies at Princeton; and Keisha Blain, a historian and Princeton professor, met Thursday at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City for "Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Women and the Criminal Justice System," a discussion of the oppression of black women, cisgender and transgender, within the judicial system.

Institutional violence against black women is a special and urgent concern as they are forced to navigate state and community violence, as well as abuse and sexual assault.

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