Glittering symbol of press, Newseum set to close its doors | AFP

Just steps from the US Capitol, the Newseum’s gleaming glass-and-steel structure has for over a decade been a shining symbol for the press and free expression. But in a reflection of the woes facing the US media industry — which is itself struggling financially while also facing repeated attacks from political leaders — the Newseum will be closing its doors on December 31.

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Women Unshackled – Live

On Tuesday, July 18 Broadly and VICE News will be broadcasting live from the Newseum in Washington, DC at the Women Unshackled conference about the problems facing women in U.S. prisons.

Hosted by the Justice Action Network and the Brennan Center for Justice, the event organizers say the day will “discuss the unique challenges women face in the [criminal justice] system and the policy solutions to improve outcomes.” Lawmakers from both sides of the isle – including Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK) – will be taking part in the day of discussions.

You can see a schedule for the day’s events below, and find more information here:

9:30 a.m – 9:45 a.m. – Welcome Remarks from Holly Harris, Executive Director, Justice Action Network, and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA).

9:45AM – 10:30 AM – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Susan Molinari, Vice President, Public Policy & Government Relations, Americas, Google.

10:45AM – 11:45 AM
Breakout Session One: How Arrest and Jail Policies Impact Women and Families
(Watch on Broadly) Breakout Session Two: Rehabilitation and Treatment Strategies for Women Behind Bars

12:15PM – 1:30PM – Lunch Session featuring U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and a Keynote by Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK).

1:30PM – 2:30PM
Breakout Session Three: What Happens to Children When Moms Go to Prison?
(Watch on Broadly) Breakout Session Four: The Need for Female-Focused Reentry Programs

2:30PM-3:45PM – Afternoon remarks from from U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), and Malika Saada Saar, Google’s Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights. Closing remarks from and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Holly Harris, Executive Director, Justice Action Network.

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