Georgetown University (Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life)

In June 2020, the killing of George Floyd—along with the killings of Breonna Taylor and countless other black and brown people—sparked a national uprising and reckoning for racial justice and police reform in the United States. Dialogue, self-reflection, and new policies addressing systemic racism are occurring in social institutions across the country, especially our criminal justice system. Too often missing are the experiences and voices of Black women.

This Public Dialogue, co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Women’s Center, Prisons & Justice Initiative, and Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, brought together five women to discuss how gender, race, and politics impact Black women’s involvement with and experience in the U.S. criminal justice system.

Black Women and Criminal (In)justice: Resource Page

Recent Webinars

Spiritual Direction

https://youtu.be/s6jwEaDdjSw Join CPMC for an important conversation about spiritual direction with Sr. Barbara Quinn and Fr. George Williams. They discuss what spiritual

Centering Prayer

https://youtu.be/y8Z9G0mZFsc Join CPMC in conversation with Rev. Hampton Deck, D.Min, a representative from Contemplative Outreach, to learn about the roots of Centering Prayer

Alternatives to Sentencing

We invite you into a conversation on alternatives to sentencing with Fr. Larry Dowling, pastor of St. Simon of Cyrene Catholic Parish in Chicago, and Jacquelyn Ingram, Circle Keeper for the North Lawndale Restorative Justice Community Court.