RAP’s ED Speaks Out

Brooke Speaking Event Nov 2015

Photo courtesy of Richard Brathwaite and HRA

Brooke Richie-Babbage, RAP’s Executive Director, kept busy this fall speaking at a range of events focused on law, poverty, and social justice!

Brooke was honored to be a speaker at Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice, as part of their Social Justice Luncheon Speaker Series. Her talk, Poverty Lawyering In Practice, reflected on her years working as a poverty attorney, and highlighted the importance of new lawyers thinking about themes of power and privilege in their work with vulnerable populations.

Brooke was also invited to be a panelist at this year’s Office of Child Support Enforcement’s annual policy conference. Brooke talked with Tom Quinones, one of the Manhattan Family Court’s oldest sitting Family Court Magistrates, about the experiences of young parents in Family Court and about creative approaches to supporting vulnerable young people in court.

Finally, as part of the Sustainable Strategies for Youth Advisory Boards conference, Brooke presented on an exciting panel exploring innovative strategies to address challenges in developing and sustaining youth leadership councils. The conference, hosted by CORO and the Center for Court Innovation, was the first part in an ongoing citywide discussion about youth civic engagement and community.

Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting opportunities to see RAP around town!