Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She is Founder/Director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., a nonprofit organization which publishes "The Report on Status of Black Women and Girls," the only ongoing national report on the state of Black females. She will be talking about the report, its content and the implications of its findings.
"Organized and readable, no other Report contains topics from criminal justice to occupations and religious beliefs. This Report reveals vital information about Black girl graduation rates, gangs, and pregnancy. With essential data on Black women's health, marital status, and political activity, it is a necessary tool for individuals, families and community organizations."
Professor Browne-Marshall is a former civil rights attorney. She is the author of several books including "Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present.” Her forthcoming book is titled Black Women and the Law: Salem Witches to Civil Rights Activists. Professor Browne-Marshall is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Women's City Club of New York. She is a recipient of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award and an award-winning playwright of seven produced plays.