Skip to main content
ClearingHouse Community
Part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Menu ≡

Criminalizing Poverty

with Peter Edelman, John Bouman, & Nusrat Choudhury

prison cell through bars

Prof. Peter Edelman, faculty director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center, has written a new book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, and John Bouman, president of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, has written a review of it. Both examine the systemic way that poverty has been criminalized in the United States -- from criminal justice debt to school discipline to homelessness -- and its inextricable connection to race. But the book doesn't just explain the problem -- it highlights actual attorneys and community members who are challenging the system and building a better one in its place.

Join our January episode of the Advocacy Exchange, our monthly conversation with advocates advancing change. We’ll talk with Peter Edelman, John Bouman, and the ACLU's Nusrat Choudhury about the criminalization of poverty and the advocates highlighted in Professor Edelman’s book.

For more, be sure to read Peter Edelman’s book and John Bouman’s book review on the Clearinghouse Community.

Friday, January 26
1:00 to 1:30 PM Eastern /10:00 to 10:30 AM Pacific

Register Now
↑ Go up to the top.