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The Justice Roundtable calendar features its meetings and events, in addition to relevant Capitol Hill briefings and hearings, and partner and affiliate workshops, trainings, conferences, and other events.

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Congressional Briefing: Advancing Racial Equity

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join Trust for America’s Health, American Public Health Association, NAACP, the National Black Nurses Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and the National Medical Association on July 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET for a congressional briefing titled, Ending the Triple Pandemic: Advancing Racial Equity by Promoting Health, Economic Opportunity and Criminal Justice Reform. The briefing will discuss the disproportionate health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community and other communities of color, and…

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August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Drug Policy Alliance is hosting a series of seven online discussions about COVID-19 and drug policy. These discussions bring together advocates and allies in the justice reform and harm reduction movements to discuss how we can sustain progress, which obstacles still remain, and how we can use the current moment to be more aspirational with our policy agendas. August 6, 2-4 PM ET: Drug War Policing & Surveillance Register Here

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The Trauma of Incarceration

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On August 14 at 11 am PDT, join A New Way of Life founder Susan Burton and Elizabeth Benson Forer of Venice Family Clinic in a conversation moderated by Gayle King of CBS News. Susan and Elizabeth will discuss the link between trauma and health and the solutions that communities can pursue outside of our punitive justice system. To register, visit venicefamilyclinic.org/justice2 or click on the graphic above!

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2020 National Drug Policy Reform Seminar

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Drug Policy Alliance has teamed up with some of the country’s leading marijuana and drug policy reform groups for the 2020 National Drug Policy Reform Seminar. Timed to take place in the days leading up to the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, NDPRS provides the next administration and Congress with recommendations to successfully navigate the evolving marijuana and drug policy landscape. I will be moderating a panel on all drug decriminalization. This summit will also include a panel…

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NACDL’s Free Virtual Conference on State Criminal Justice Reform

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

 NACDL’s 19th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference,  bring together advocates from around the country to hear from experts on a variety of state criminal justice reform issues. This year, the NACDL is taking the opportunity to expand access and participation to the conference by making it a free, live virtual conference!   Join us at 1:00 p.m. ET daily starting August 17th through 19th. This year’s conference will feature panel discussions on a range of topics, including: Combatting misinformation around bail…

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NACDL’s Free Conference on State Criminal Justice Reform

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

We are 1 week away from our 19th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference! Have you registered yet? Please take advantage of this year’s free, live virtual conference!   We have brought together the nation’s leading experts to discuss a number of pertinent state criminal justice reform issues.   This year’s conference will feature panel discussions on a range of topics, including: Misinformation around bail reform, with speakers from New York discussing their experience combatting misleading public campaigns meant to derail reform and…

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Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice – A sneak preview into Nkechi Taifa’s soon-to-be released memoir!

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presenter: Nkechi Taifa This Wisdom Wednesday features the story of the rebellious journey of a young woman coming of age during the Black Power era and the social justice attorney she becomes. Taifa’s story is part memoir, part textbook, part study guide, part expose. It teaches, preaches, rhapsodizes and tantalizes. It stitches suspense, calamity, humor and wit into a tapestry of history, politics, law, culture and romance. Whether serious or scandalous, her audacious quest for justice is a gripping commentary on life;…

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A Ratchet Redefining Black Womanhood

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Much discussion and analysis has ensued regarding whether Joe Biden will or should choose a Black woman as his running mate.  In response to the racist and sexist rhetoric being spewed, the Justice Roundtable’s Racial Justice Working Group is hosting a discussion on Thursday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET on the power of black women as they deal with racism, sexism micro aggressions and everything in between. We are pleased to have Dr. Michelle Meggs, Executive Director of the Women + Girls…

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Join Black artists, cultural workers, and family members this Saturday!

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are excited to share an update with you on this coming Saturday’s virtual Black Lives Matter healing event, Who Were They? An Era of Untold Stories from Emmett Till to George Floyd. The US Human Rights Network & The Jordan Davis Foundation are honored to be joined by the following family members, cultural workers, healers, and artists on August 22nd at 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST: Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, event co-host and CEO of The Jordan…

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Just Future Project : Invisible Trial

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Just Future Project is making available to all the movie, "Invisible Trial", sponsored by FAMM and NACDL. It addresses the problem of plea deals and not trials and includes case studies. There will be a screening from Monday, August 24, at noon ET, until Monday, August 31, at noon ET. People can register using this link: https://secure.everyaction.com/9xs2m8fBO0md_jt8M4PC7A2. Once they register, they will receive a link to watch the film together with the password. It will work for that entire period. Please feel…

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And Justice For All: A Restorative Plan for Our Communities

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We will have speakers from CSOSA, Jordan Peer Recovery, Philemon Mission, and the community to speak on these issues. These issues include the importance of peer certification, Forensic Assertive Community Treatment, and the Sequential Intercept Model. This is an important symposium to attend by anyone who works with justice-involved individuals, whether they are returning citizens, are in noncompliance with the courts/parole board, or have been newly arrested. We need to control the narrative by helping these members become the basis…

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Divest to Save Black Lives. Invest to Heal Communities: Centering Impacted Voices to Reimagine a New Vision of Justice

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Divest to Save Black Lives. Invest to Heal Communities Join CLASP in our next series of virtual conversations focused on healing-centered liberation policy. This two-part discussion will uplift movements to divest from law enforcement and mass incarceration and invest in historically oppressed communities. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice uprisings require us to reimagine a justice system that prioritizes the vital lifelines needed by communities impacted by the justice system. This includes investing in jobs, education, and healing; creating education…

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Pell Restoration and Economic Justice

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

#EquityIsJustice formally invites you to a virtual panel discussion with Q&A: "Pell Restoration and Economic Justice" Wednesday, September 2nd 12:00 to 1:30 PM EDT Streaming Online Please RSVP here* Please join formerly incarcerated advocates, think tank members and the Chamber of Commerce in a panel on Pell Restoration as a strategy to address structural inequities in education, employment and the economy. In a COVID and post COVID world Pell is more urgent than ever and join us to find out…

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Attica Means Fight Back

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

September 9-13, 2020 marks the 49th anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion. In 1971, united around demands for better healthcare, education and against unrestrained violence by the state, over 1200 incarcerated people of all races rebelled, took hostages and occupied parts of Attica Prison. For four days, prisoners worked collectively to negotiate the end of the inhumane conditions at the prison. An invasion by the New York State Police Troopers ordered by Governor Rockefeller resulted in the deaths of 43…

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2nd Annual Human Rights at the Prison Door

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Interfaith Action for Human Rights cordially invites you to "Human Rights at the Prison Door," a program and fundraiser honoring critical leaders in the IAHR movement. Save the date and spread the word! We look forward to seeing you (virtually) this September. For their fantastic work in supporting IAHR initiatives, we'll be honoring: Jazz Lewis, Maryland State Delegate Louis Sawyer, Jr., Chair of the D.C. Reentry Task Force the ACLU of Virginia and Suzanne O'Hatnick, Founder and First Chair Person of Interfaith…

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September 10th: Quarterly Assembly

September 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

                                                                  September 10th: Quarterly Assembly Thursday, September 10, 2020 Virtual Assembly (Eastern Standard Time) What? Justice Roundtable partners and allies will assemble to network, share information, and provide strategic thinking to advance the JR goals. Where? Virtual via Zoom When? Thursday, September 10, 2020 Virtual Assembly (Eastern Standard…

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Attica Means Fight Back! The Liberatory Vision of the Attica Uprising

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The forced labor of incarcerated people is a vestige of slavery still protected by the 13th Amendment today. On September 9th, 1971, nearly 1,300 men incarcerated at the Attica Correctional Facility led an insurrection against the prison — an institution undergirded by systemic oppression, racism, and violence. The Attica Liberation Faction Manifesto rooted the uprising in collective principled struggle: “In our peaceful efforts to assemble in dissent...we are in turn murdered, brutalized, and framed...because we seek the rights and privileges…

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Building A Movement to Address Long Prison Terms and Violence

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A year of unspeakable tragedy has fueled nationwide demands for an overhaul of U.S. criminal justice institutions. As communities grapple with the devastating consequences of a historic global pandemic, police violence, mass incarceration disproportionately impacting Black and Brown people, and a crumbling economy, these demands for a fundamental rethinking of our justice system have gained urgency across much of America. People serving long prison terms, which has been a primary driver of this country’s half-century long incarceration boom, is one…

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It’s a Crime: Using Technical Violations to Re-Incarcerate

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tens of thousands of people are sent back to prison each year not because they have committed new crimes, but because they have committed “technical violations” while on parole. How is this adding to mass incarceration and what does this mean during a pandemic? Join our speakers with lived experience, advocacy know-how, and legal expertise as we tackle the problems and solutions in the age of COVID.   RVSP HERE

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From Attica to Decarceration Amid the Pandemic

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attica Anniversary: Demand Decarceration during COVID-19 Pandemic RVSP HERE

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