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“Until We Are Free: Racism, Child Welfare, and the Enduring Promise of Abolition”

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This lecture will present evidence of the harms that result from family separations to make a case that the child welfare system is beyond reform. Rather, the solution to ending these harms is abolition of this system and a fundamental reimagining of the way society cares for children, families, and communities. Reception to follow.


Sally Bachman, PhD, Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice


Dorothy Roberts, JD

George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania

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Alan Dettlaff, BSW, MSW, PhD

Professor of Social Work; Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston

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April 24, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Penn Hillel Auditorium, 2nd Floor
215 South 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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