Emily Baxter

We Are All Criminals

Emily Baxter

Talk: We Are All Criminals

One in four people in the US has a criminal record. It’s a record that affects nearly every conceivable aspect of one’s life, from employment and education to housing and healthcare. But what about the other 75%? Those of us who haven’t been caught, who’ve had the luxury to forget and the luxury to be forgiven; those of us with criminal histories, but no record. Join Emily Baxter as she discusses some of the stories and findings from We Are All Criminals, a project that seeks to challenge the narrative of ‘clean’ vs ‘criminal’ in the US and highlight the deep racial and class disparities within our criminal justice system.

Emily Baxter

Baxter is responsible for development and implementation of CCJ’s public policy agenda, services for individuals with criminal records, and education of employers to promote the hiring of individuals with criminal records. Before joining CCJ, she worked for the Regional Native Public Defense Corporation.