Video Resources

Laura Briggs

CSSP Senior Fellow Bill Bettencourt is joined by Laura Briggs, Professor, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, College of Humanities & Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In this video, they discuss what Dr. Briggs calls American Terrorthe history in this country of the child welfare system taking children and its evolution into policing and surveillance. Further, how this historical and current structure makes the solid case for abolition of the child welfare system.

Recorded August 11, 2020.

NOTE: At the 4:59 mark, Laura references the 14th Amendment as the Amendment that abolished slavery; it was the 13th Amendment.

Marlon Peterson

Alan Dettlaff, Dean of the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston speaks with Marlon Peterson for this conversation on upENDing systems. Marlon hosts the Decarcerated Podcast and is an Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity. He is also the founder and chief re-imaginator of The Precedential Group, a social justice consulting firm, and a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship.

Recorded July 17, 2020.

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Conversations with CASA: The upEND Movement

This episode of Conversations with CASA features the co-leads of the newly launched upEND Movement. The upEND Movement is designed to tap into work already being done and spark new work that will ultimately create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

Recorded October 5, 2020.

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