Please join us for a free digital educational forum on the impact of bail, fines, and fees! Hear from local and national panelists who are dedicated to reforming our bail system, eliminating the impact of fines and fees, and supporting individuals who are in need of bail. Registration is required. 


Meet the Panelists

Shané Darby - Founder, Black Mothers in Power

Facebook: @Blackmothersinpower

Shané is a proud mother of three girls, Saniyah, Samirah, and Skai. She was born and raised in Wilmington to immigrant parents. She attended Temple University and majored in Mass Communication & African American Studies. She completed her Master’s program in Africana Studies with a concentration in Ethnography and Black Women's Studies. Currently, she has purchased lots in her neighborhood to start to take control of the narrative of her community and eventually transform these spaces to Community Art Gardens. 

Her current focus and research includes Maternal Healthcare for Black Women and Reproductive Justice. She is advocating for Doulas to be in prison, increase in certified Black Doulas/Midwives in the State of DE, and decrease maternal health risk for Black Women. She is the founder, of Black Mothers In Power, an issue campaign focused on Black Women and families.

Margaret Hu - Campaign Director, DE Campaign to End Debtor's Prison

 Click here to view the Campaign to End Debtor's Prison Website

Margo graduated from Brown University with dual degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Visual Arts. While at Brown, Margo developed community arts and youth programming, while also managing teams for the Brown Daily Herald and WBRU radio station. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Margo is an Advocate for the Partners for Justice and Campaign Director of the Campaign to End Debtor's Prison. 

Karen Lantz - Legal & Policy Director, ACLU Delaware

Email: Twitter: @ACLUDelaware Facebook: @ACLUDelaware Instagram: @aclu_de Website:


Karen joined the ACLU of Delaware  in 2018, after serving for seven years as legislative counsel in the Delaware House of Representatives. She has held a variety of other legal positions, including a federal appeals court clerk, a law firm associate, and a prosecutor. Prior to law school, Karen interned and worked at the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington and Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. She is a graduate of Concord High School. Karen is the Legal and Policy Director at ACLU Delaware.

Pilar Weiss - Director, Community Justice Exchange/National Bail Fund Network
Twitter handle and FB: @bailfundnetwork

Pilar has worked as an organizer and strategist across the social justice movement for over
twenty years. She has a wide range of experience as an advocate for systems change having worked with community-based organizations, labor unions, and elected leaders, always with a focus on building grassroots community power.

Pilar is the founder of the Community Justice Exchange, a national hub for developing, sharing, and experimenting with tactical interventions, strategic organizing practices, and innovative organizing tools to end mass incarceration. In 2016, Pilar launched the National Bail Fund Network, a collaborative partnership for the 60+ community bail funds working across the country to end detention in both the criminal legal and immigration systems.

Pilar served as an organizer, strategist, and leader in the labor movement for many years. This included building large-scale membership-led political campaigns as the Political Director of the Culinary Workers Union in Nevada, and later serving as the Deputy Director of Politics & Communications for UNITE HERE, the national union of workers in the hospitality industry. In 2011, Pilar was awarded a Practitioner Fellowship at Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor where she focused on new strategies for organizing among unemployed workers in the post-recession economy.

Pilar has worked on a wide range of local, state, and federal election campaigns with an emphasis on creating longterm civic engagement strategies for communities previously left out of the electoral process. She served as the Civic Engagement Director at the New Organizing Institute where she worked with community-based organizations across the country building people-powered campaigns. From 2012-2014, she was the Campaign Manager and Senior Advisor to Congressman Steven Horsford (NV4). Pilar also worked to launch the Reflective Democracy Campaign, an initiative of the Women Donors Network that is focused on removing barriers that keep women and people of color from positions of elected leadership and advocates for a political system that truly reflects the American population, including a focus on the inequities of representation within the criminal justice system.

Pilar grew up in rural Northern New Mexico and holds a master’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley and a BA in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico.