Raising the Bar Podcast

Podcast that examines legal issues/policies and the impact on women of color. We aim to inform, educate & provide concrete tools to empower, expand and help our community.

Ep 011 | Using Data and Algorithms to Further Oppress: Recapping Data for Black Lives II Conference

Early this year I had the opportunity to attend Data for Black Lives II Conference.  Data for Black Lives is a group of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people.   The conference focused on  the role that data and technology have played in Black communities.   You do not want to miss this episode!

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Bonus Episode | Shutdowns, Refund Checks and SNAP

Bonus episode to explain why certain federal employees are working and getting paid, while others are working and don’t know when they will receive a paycheck. I also talk about why the workers that process tax refunds should NOT be called back into work and if this shutdown continues, families will not receive their SNAP benefits.

Ep 006 | Discussing Incarcerated Women - Can't Have True Criminal Justice Reform Without It

On this episode of Raising the Bar with Iman, I discuss The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, federal legislation aimed at providing women in federal prisons with access to hygiene products and increased communication with loved ones. While this legislation is a great start, it wouldn't impact the majority of incarcerated women in state jails and prison.

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Ep 004 | 100 Years and Nothing... Anti-Lynching Laws in America

Recently, Senators Harris, Booker and Scott (the Black Senators) introduced a bill entitled “Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018.” The bill is the latest installment in this country’s attempt to pass anti-lynching legislation.  Despite lynching being “the ultimate expression of racism in the US following reconstruction,” the country has failed to pass anti-lynching legislation for 100 years, that’s right a century.

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