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The Equity Table: Fatherhood in the Age of Mass Incarceration

June 7, 2022

The Equity Table is a series of roundtable conversations that explore the racism and inequities communities of color face in the United States, today and historically. Specifically, this series focuses on the persistent disparities seen among Black and Native communities, both in maternal and child health outcomes and beyond. The series features a roundtable discussion with subject matter experts who bring their ideas and reflections to “The Table”. Sessions will explore major topics impacting the health and well-being of people of color (e.g., mass incarceration, voting rights).

This Equity Table focused on Fatherhood in the Age of Mass Incarceration and featured Healthy Start New Orleans’ Kevin Sherman; the TASC’s Dr. Art James; and the Sentencing Project’s Marc Mauer. During this session, the speakers discussed the different levels of impact that mass incarceration has had on fathers, families, and communities.