Babies & Bailouts
Sunday, June 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UUC Interim Office
Join the Racial Justice Team on Sunday, June 2, (after the service) to view a recorded panel discussion on the money bail system and its impact on women and families. We will learn about national efforts to end money bail, hear voices of people affected by incarceration, and have our own local conversation. Meet at the UUC Interim Office, 5508 35th Ave NE. Pizza and beverages will be available. Please RSVP to Roberta Ray (helpful for planning).
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) organized the Babies & Bailouts campaign to support moms and caregivers. Individuals awaiting trial, yet not convicted of any crime, spend months incarcerated because they cannot afford bail. And individuals who cannot afford bail are more likely to be convicted in court than someone released on bail. Quiana Perkins, BLUU Team Sankofa member, says, “After hearing yet another story of a mother giving birth while shackled – of another person being held for years over a $300 bond, I thought there has to be a way to support my community. And Babies & Bailouts was born.”