Elaine Riddick - Women's Rights Advocate 6:15pm
Elaine is the Executive Director at the Rebecca Project for Justice. Ms. Riddick is a dedicated Women’s Rights activist who as a Depo Provera and contraceptive expert became the Victims Coordinator for Attorney Willie Gary’s Depo Provera class action lawsuit. Elaine studied psychology at New York City Tech and is also building the Elaine Riddick Sister Sanctuary for girls at risk in Georgia.
Ms. Riddick is an African-American woman who, as a 14-year-old girl in 1968, was forcibly sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina. The Eugenics board stated that Ms. Riddick was "feebleminded" and "promiscuous"; therefore, in accordance with the policies of Dr Alan Guttmacher and Margaret Sanger, Ms. Riddick was sterilized without her consent.
Charlotte Morrison - Senior Attorney with Equal Justice
Charlotte Morrison, is a Senior Attorney with Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
We litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct
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