Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Bearing the Burden — Women of Color, Guns, and the Legal System

Bearing The Burden

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Women of color are more likely to be victims of domestic violence in the United States. This panel discusses this phenomenon as well as the unequal treatment women of color receive from the justice system from the higher likelihood of dual arrests to incarceration for self defense in domestic violence situations. The panel will also discuss black women becoming new gun owners as well as being more likely to bear the burden of losing a loved one due to domestic violence.

TaShun Bowden-Lewis, Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut
Liz Tobin-Tyler, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Professor Jennifer Dineen (UConn ARMS)

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The University of Connecticut’s Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship (ARMS) for Gun Injury Prevention and Brown University’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy have jointly collaborated to host a four-part webinar series entitled Bearing the Burden.  The series focuses on gun violence in America, its intersection with domestic violence, and its disproportionate impact on women, especially women of color. The impetus for the series is to bring together the community of scholars who are focusing on these crucial issues across multiple academic disciplines.