Modern Racism In the Foster Care System – Why it Persist and How We Change (Virtual)


Aug 26–26, 2021


11:00AM – 12:30PM

Location or

, VA

**Policy, Equity, & Data Analysis*

This community chat will delve into modern racism that persists in the foster care system that contributes to children of color being disproportionately represented in the foster care system. Speakers will discuss how marijuana use is treated in the child welfare system as well as mothers being tested in hospitals. In addition, this panel will discuss the differential response to poverty historically versus during the pandemic when other groups experienced economic challenges. The group will share their policy recommendations to move forward. Register here. View the event on Facebook or Youtube live. 


  • Allison Gilbreath, MSW, Policy & Programs Director, Voices for Virginia’s Children  
  • Valerie L’Herrou, Staff Attorney, Virginia Poverty Law Center 
  • Fallon Speaker, Director Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic & Assistant Professor of Law, Legal Practice, University of Richmond School of Law