The first 60 audience members will receive a free copy of Susan Burton’s memoir,
Becoming Ms. Burton.
Join social justice leader and author Susan Burton
in a conversation with other reentry advocates and activists about the powerful grassroots organizing led by the formerly incarcerated to bring an end to the discriminatory policies.
Grief-stricken after the death of her young son, Burton self-medicated with drugs and, without help or treatment, cycled in and out of prison for fifteen years. Today, as a leader in the fight to end mass incarceration, Burton dedicates her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that offer a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children.
Additional panelists include Cory Greene
, co-founder, How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A.!), a nonprofit developed from the organizing work and political strategizing of people who served sentences in New York State correctional facilities, and Topeka K. Sam
, co-founder, Hope House, a new program for single women returning to New York City from state or federal incarceration. Moderated by Cecilia Clarke
, President, Brooklyn Community Foundation.