Dr. Ruby Gourdine: Disparities Within the Child Welfare System

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"Racialized and Gendered Disparities within the Child Welfare System" 

On June 22, Dr. Ruby Gourdine moderated the Rutgers University Alumni Association's event entitled "Racialized and Gendered Disparities within the Child Welfare System." The event focused on how race, gender, and class oppression have impacted child welfare policies and led to the overrepresentation of Black women and children in the child welfare system. With a wealth of experience regarding these topics both in the field and in academia, Dr. Gourdine offers wisdom and poignant commentary on policy changes that have impacted these women and children throughout history, as well as policies that may engender future change for this population. Access the full recording of the event on Youtube here.


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