As part of the Aspen Institute’s 2017 Summit on Inequality and Opportunity, this panel discussion was convened to discuss problems posed by fines and fees practices. During the panel, Rev. Starsky Wilson — who served as co-chair of the Ferguson Commission — explained how Ferguson’s fines and fees practices used police to force marginalized community members to fill municipal budget holes. Anne Stuhldreher, Director of the Financial Justice Project in San Francisco, joined the panel to speak about her work on fines and fees reform and to outline solutions.
Watch the full panel discussion here featuring panelists: Anne Stuhldreher, Director of Financial Justice, City and County of San Francisco and Rev. Starsky Wilson, President and CEO, Deaconess Foundation and moderated by Melody Barnes, Chair, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute.