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2012 White Privilege Summit "Poverty, Incarceration and 'The New Jim Crow" part 2

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Published on Mar 22, 2012

Welcome to Explore Economic Inequality: The 2012 White Privilege Summit concurrent session held in Hanson Hall Room 305 from 2:30-3:30pm "Poverty, Incarceration and 'The New Jim Crow"

Khara Coleman Washington, J.D. and Tionn Fambro, J.D.

Khara Coleman Washington and co-presenter Tionn Fambro discussed the themes of the book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, with special emphasis on the connection between poverty and incarceration, including the ways in which poverty affects access to legal counsel

Originally from New Orleans, Washington is an Assistant Scott County Attorney in Davenport, Iowa. Her work includes the prosecution of misdemeanor to felony level cases in juvenile, associate and district court. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in French and English. After graduating with college honors, she was selected as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in St. Louis, Missouri. At the end of the yearlong Coro Fellowship, she attended Washington University School of Law as a Chancellor's Fellow scholar. Khara currently lives in Davenport with her husband, Dr. Blaine Washington. Her community activities include work with the Scott Community College Foundation, Ballet Quad Cities, the African American Museum of Iowa, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Fambro was born in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her B.A. in 2005 from Tennessee State University. She then earned her J.D. from Southern Illinois University, J.D., 2008 where she concentrated in litigation and trial skills. She has also studied constitutional and comparative law abroad at the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.

 Fambro's practice areas are criminal litigation, both felony and misdemeanor and civil litigation including family, immigration, bankruptcy and civil rights law.

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