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Fallon Speaker, Esq.

Pronouns: she/her

Fallon received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. While at law school in Chapel Hill, she was the Senior Editor for the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal, President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Pro Bono Chair of the Black Law Students Association. Additionally, Fallon was a student attorney with UNC School of Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. She spent her first summer of law school as an intern with the North Carolina Justice Center and her second summer with The Bronx Defenders. Fallon also received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Mama’s of Color and Mental Health: The harm of state intervention via the Child Protection System

August 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenters: Fallon Speaker, Esq., Morgan Hill, LMSW

There is an urgent need for the sexual reproductive health profession to expand our views on maternal mental health. As social and racial justice advocates, many folks in the field understand the ways in which the state can unjustly surveil, order and criminalize people of color at alarming rates. However, little attention is paid to the ways in which the child protection system disproportionally surveils and criminalizes women of color and their children. This presentation invites participants to reflect on…

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