Keynote Conversation with Josie Duffy Rice & Alan Dettlaff
September 7, 2023
September 7, 2023
Join the upEND Movement on October 17, 2023 for our fourth annual convening of organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders who are committed to dismantling the family policing system.
Josie Duffy Rice, journalist, writer, law school graduate, and podcast host will talk with Alan Dettlaff about his new book, “Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System.”
The How We endUP Convening is a gathering to explore how we can dismantle harmful, racist systems and build different ways of caring for one another. This year, with the theme of Living Abolition Now, we hope you leave ready to practice resistance in your own communities.
About the Speakers
Josie Duffy Rice is a journalist, writer, law school graduate, and podcast host whose work is primarily focused on prosecutors, prisons, and other criminal justice issues.
She is the host of the podcast UnReformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children, released in January 2023, which she also co-wrote. In addition, she co-hosts What a Day, Crooked Media’s daily news podcast, two days a week. She is also the creator and co-host of the podcast Justice in America. Until May 2021, she was President of The Appeal, a news publication that publishes original journalism about the criminal justice system.
Alan Dettlaff is a Mexican-American scholar, author, and abolitionist. Alan began his career as a social worker in the family policing system. Today his work focuses on ending the harm that results from this system. He is author of Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System: The Case for Abolition, published by Oxford University Press in 2023.