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RSVP for September 11 Justice Roundtable Quarterly Assembly
September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am EDT


10:00am – noon

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 7th floor

Washington, DC 20006

To join by phone:  

(US Toll Free)+1.408.317.9253

Meeting ID

362 462 245


I           Refreshments and Networking, 9:45 am

Moderator – Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Advocacy Director for Criminal Justice, Open        Society Policy Center and Convener, Justice Roundtable Coalition

II         Introductions and Video Short

III        Feature Discussion:  “Past, Present and Future: Advocacy by the Directly Impacted Community” 

            Kemba Smith –  Often labeled a poster child for helping to reverse a disturbing trend in the rise of lengthy sentences for first time non-violent drug offenses, Kemba became one of the earliest formerly incarcerated persons to be a public spokesperson against mandatory minimum sentences and the war on drugs. In her memoir, Poster Child, Kemba chronicles how she went from college student to drug dealer’s girlfriend to domestic violence victim to federal prisoner. After serving 6 years, her 24 ½ year mandatory minimum sentence was commuted by President Clinton.

            DeAnna Hoskins – Having personal experience with incarceration, DeAnna assumed the helm as President of JustLeadership USA on July 15, 2018.  She previously served as Sr. Policy Advisor on Corrections and Reentry for the DOJs Bureau of Justice Assistance and as Deputy Director of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council.  She has been a visionary leader for eliminating our nation’s reliance on incarceration and advancing the rights and leadership of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, working at the local, state and national levels.

IV          Justice Roundtable Working Groups.  The day to day work of the Roundtable is carried out through issue-specific working groups which meet regularly, plan strategy, and implement initiatives. Visit www.JusticeRoundtable.org for news, resources and action highlighting working group issues.

             Working Group Updates/Discussion

  • Directly Impacted People
  • Sentencing Reform
  • Law Enforcement Reform
  • Drug Policy Reform
  • Prison Reform
  • Commutations and Pardons
  • Interfaith Criminal Justice
  • Reentry
  • Pretrial and Courts
  • State Issues
  • Youth Justice
  • Crimmigration
  • Human Rights
  • Racial Justice


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September 11, 2018
6:00 am - 8:00 am