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Tashira Halyard, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Tashira Halyard, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Tashira Halyard is a member of CSSP’s child welfare team, leading the Alliance for Race Equity in Child Welfare. The Alliance provides national leadership in support of improved outcomes for children and families of color involved with the nation’s child welfare systems.

Lena Palacios, University of Minnesota

Lena Palacios, University of Minnesota

Lena’s research and teaching focuses on critical prison studies and prison abolitionism, Black, Indigenous, Chicana & Latina queer and trans feminisms, girls’ and girlhood studies, transformative justice and community accountability, media justice, as well as research justice (i.e. participatory action research).