Women Organizing For Justice And Opportunity

Women Organizing for Justice and Opportunity (WOJO) organizes formerly incarcerated women to sharpen their leadership skills and to use their power to strengthen the movement for social justice.  WOJO believes that women who have been adversely affected by our criminal justice, governmental and economic systems can be the best hope to make changes to these systems. WOJO organizers will share with LMU the history and context of their current community organizing work related to reunifying with children who became custody of the state through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and court systems.  The women will discuss the history of family separation, with particular emphasis on how it pertains to black and brown women.  The women of WOJO will provide personal testimony to the harms of family separation and its effects on children, parents and the community. Lastly, they will present the #givememybabyback campaign focused on the current landscape of family reunification. WOJO will share the policy goals of the campaign and how these goals will set the stage for a national campaign to reunify black and brown families with their child and hopefully defund DCFS.  Be prepared to be a part of the change! 


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Monday, October 19 at 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Virtual Event

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Asa left a positive review 10/18/2020

The topic covered in this forum was never familiar to me before... Gosh, I was surprised and sad at the same time to hear of the struggles our women have been going through.

I would love to hear more from WOJO!