Past Event: April 10, 2019 — 3–4 pm
Join us for the second of a 10-part webinar series on our #WORKINGfuture campaign’s Bill of Rights for Criminalized Workers
#4 The Right to Real Employment Opportunity
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 3-4pm EST
Panelists and Moderator To Be Announced!
#4 The Right to Real Employment Opportunity: The exploitation of people experiencing poverty and of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated labor must end. Structural discrimination against people with records is built into every stage of the hiring and job process. This has led to endemic unemployment and a culture of blame and shame toward targeted communities. This discrimination inhibits the ability of formerly incarcerated people to feed, clothe and house their families. When a job is denied to someone solely because of a criminal conviction, it adds unofficial and unseen years to a person’s sentence, while perpetuating stigmatization and denying access to stability and mobility. The economic impact is felt not just by individuals, but by entire communities.