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National Affairs Office Anniversary Invitation & Humanitarian Awards
October 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
The fifth annual Fraser Mansion Anniversary Party & Humanitarian Awards event.
Andrea James is the Executive Director of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, as well as the Founder of Families for Justice as Healing. She is the author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, and recipient of the 2016 RFK Human Rights award.
Andrea worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years, from her days as a youth worker, to her work as a criminal defense attorney. In 2009 she was sentenced to serve a 24-month federal prison sentence. After a lifetime of work seeking justice on behalf of disenfranchised people, she was stunned at what she encountered upon entering the federal prison system as an incarcerated person. Andrea uses her experience to raise awareness of the affect of incarceration of women on themselves, their children and communities, and to raise awareness of the need to shift from a criminal legal system to a system focused on human justice.
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 24
TIME: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Wine and Light Dinner Reception
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