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You’re Invited: Remembering Attica on 9/9


September 9 @ 1:00 pm EDT

On September 10th, 1971, I came to Attica as one of thirty observers summoned by the leaders of the uprising to witness their negotiations with the state. Though The Fortune Society was in its infancy, founded only four years prior, the organization had become popular among incarcerated individuals at Attica for our monthly newsletter. The men of the Attica prison weren’t revolting against a set of policies — they were revolting against a culture. Attica was characterized by anti-black violence…

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WEDNESDAY: Challenging Felony Disenfranchisement to Fight Voter Suppression


September 13 @ 2:00 pm EDT

  On September 15th at 2pm ET, join us for a special discussion to mark National Voting Rights Month by discussing advancements in universal suffrage that challenge felony disenfranchisement. Presenters: Ivelisse Gilestra, New York Campaign for Full Restoration of Voting Rights Rahim Buford, Tennessee’s Unheard Voices Outreach Avalon Betts-Gaston, Illinois Alliance for Reentry & Justice Reginald Thedford, Stand Up America Moderator: Keeda J. Haynes, Voting Rights Campaign Strategist at The Sentencing Project RSVP HERE  

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WEBINAR: Criminalized and Incarcerated in Latin America


September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) cordially invites you to the following discussion on criminalization and incarceration, the third installment of the series Decades of Damage Done: The Drug War Catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean:   Criminalized and Incarcerated in Latin America:   How the “Drug War” Drives the Region’s Prison Crisis   In waging its global “war on drugs,” the United States has exported its draconian drug laws, contributing to staggering levels of incarceration across Latin America.…

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NACDL Media Advisory


September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

EVENT: Predictive Policing Task Force Report Launch   WHEN: Tuesday, September 14, 2:00pm - 3:15pm ET (11:00am - 12:15pm PT) RSVP: www.nacdl.org/ReportLaunchSignUp   NACDL is pleased to invite you to join NACDL's Fourth Amendment Center for the launch of its upcoming report, Garbage In, Gospel Out: How Data Driven Policing Technologies Entrench Historic Racism and ‘Tech-wash’ Bias in the Criminal Legal System. The report, to be released the morning of this event, is based on interviews that NACDL's Predictive Policing Task Force conducted around the…

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You’re Invited: Confusion and Exclusion: Impacts of the Hazy State of D.C. Marijuana Legalization on People with Criminal Records


September 15 @ 7:00 pm EDT

The Council for Court Excellence invites you to Confusion and Exclusion: Impacts of the Hazy State of D.C. Marijuana Legalization on People with Criminal Records, on Wednesday, September 15 at 7 pm.   Despite the (semi-)legalization of marijuana in the District, its use—or even suspected use—can still trigger legal consequences, especially for people with criminal records. People on supervised release who legally use marijuana in D.C. can find themselves violating the terms of their supervision, re-arrested, fired from their jobs, or unable…

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P2P Virtual Job Fair – September 18, 2021!


September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

P2P Virtual Job Fair Join us for P2P's 3rd Virtual Job Fair on Sept 18! Network with successful employers, community partners and leaders who are hiring in the fields of STEM, leadership, hospitality, community service, construction, and outreach. Practice upskilling, interviewing and utilizing the proven tools P2P has provided you. Practice interviewing for a college or graduate program interview. Event Information: Date: September 18, 2021 Time: 10a.m. - 1p.m. Eastern Time Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88573446315 We are here for YOU! Register Here Investing in Human Potential Prison-to-Professionals (P2P)…

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The Future of the President’s Pardon Power Series


September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

2021 CLEMENCY PANEL SERIES: The Future of the President’s Pardon Power September 14, 21, and 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. EDT | Zoom Join us for the 2021 Clemency Panel Series: The Future of the President’s Pardon Power. The series’ three panels will discuss the use of the pardon power by President Donald Trump and how it may influence pardoning in the future. They will consider whether Trump’s irregular pardoning may have been a blessing in disguise by prompting much-needed reforms in…

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Free NACDL Webinar on September 22nd: Race & Prosecution


September 22 @ 4:00 pm EDT

On Wednesday, September 22nd at 4:00pm ET, NACDL is partnering with Fair & Just Prosecution to host Race + Prosecution, a discussion about racial disparities in prosecution, how to reduce these disparities, and ways to center racial equity in prosecutorial reform efforts. This webinar is a part of NACDL’s ongoing Race and the Criminal Legal System Discussion Series. The discussion will feature Professor Angela J. Davis, Distinguished Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law (moderator); Akhi Johnson, Acting Director, Reshaping Prosecution, Vera Institute…

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Caging Old People Flyer with Links


September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Please support 10/5 Free Minds Book Event


October 5 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Hear Us): Voices on Youth Incarceration. The book is a powerful anthology of poetry, prose, and personal reflections from young people impacted by the criminal legal system. The collection illuminates the deeply harmful ecosystem around the imprisonment of young people — and exposes how the trauma of their incarceration affects all of society. Book Purchases and Event RSVPs can be made here.

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Justice Roundtable Convener Nkechi Taifa & others to be honored at NACDL gala


October 7

Tickets and sponsorships are available now for NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice’s (NFCJ) annual Gala, October 7, 2021, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.   Join us as we celebrate the NFCJ’s 20th anniversary and the life-changing advocacy supported by the foundation with the theme Building on the Past, Imagining the Future.   During the evening, we will present Nkechi Taifa, criminal justice advocate and Principal and CEO of The Taifa Group LLC, with the Champion of Justice – Legal Award.   And Carrie…

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Virtual Event: Act for EQUAL!


October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us Wednesday! The Justice Action Network, Dream Corps Justice, & FAMM will host a virtual discussion on #EQUALAct next steps + the path to YES in the Senate. Speakers:      Janos Marton & Kandia Milton                       Joshua Mitman Dream Corps Justice                                           FAMM                    Frank Russo     …

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Treat Kids Like Kids Press Conference and Rally


October 21 @ 10:00 am EDT

We wanted to let folks know that next Thursday, October 21, 2021, we (Human Rights for Kids) will be having a Press Conference at the House Triangle outside the Capitol Building at 10am. Congresswoman Karen Bass and Congressman Tony Cardenas are currently confirmed to speak alongside a number of advocates from NJJN, CJJ, ARC, CFSY, Represent Justice, and HRFK. We anticipate that other members of Congress may join as well. We hope folks will join us on the Hill to demonstrate…

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National Network for Justice Fall Webinar: Race & Death Penalty


October 27 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Critical Race Framework of Capital Punishment in the American Criminal Legal System Presentation will feature NNJ Member Joia Erin Thornton, National Policy Strategist, Southern Center for Human Rights, Atlanta. REGISTER HERE! critical race framework flyer

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National Network for Justice Fall Screening: School to Prison Pipeline


October 28 @ 5:05 pm EDT

Broadcast of a viral video of an assault on a student uncovers the deep-rooted racism in our educational system and the organizers who are creating an equitable, just future for Black girls everywhere.  We are honored to engage in a post-screening discussion with Vivian Anderson, Healer, Activist, and Founder of EveryBlackGirl, Inc., who is also featured in the documentary. The screening and discussion are on October 28 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET, respectively.  There is a separate registration for each. Please see trailer here.…

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Busboys and Poets Book Event: BENDING THE ARC with Keeda Haynes


November 16 @ 6:00 pm EST

  RSVP HERE Virtual and in-person event Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 6:00 PM ET Busboys and Poets 450 K Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001 Please join us virtually or in-person for an eye opening story from Keeda Haynes, Voting Rights Campaign Strategist at The Sentencing Project, in her journey from prison to politics. Bending the Arc: My Journey from Prison to Politics is the description of Keeda Haynes incredible journey, from wrongful prosecution to law school upon release. With a unique…

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Will Defiance Book Release Celebration Nov 18 6 -7 EST


November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Donate HERE RJN! Co-Founder Zakiya-Sankara Jabar featured in New Book The new book Willful Defiance tells the story of how Black and Brown parents and students organized to dismantle the school–to–prison pipeline in their local schools and built a movement that spread across the country. Racial Justice NOW! co-founder, Zakiya Sankara Jabar, is featured in the book and will participate in the book release. RSVP HERE

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RSVP to join us in D.C. & Demand Biden Pardon People not Turkeys!


November 23 @ 1:00 pm EST

Did you know there is currently a backlog of over 18,000 people waiting for their clemency applications to be reviewed, but instead President Biden's first grant will go to...a turkey?! The people waiting to hear about clemency include the 4,000+ people currently finishing their sentences on home confinement who are living under the constant threat of being sent back to federal prison when the pandemic recedes. This is why we need pardons for people, not turkeys! Join Color of Change,…

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Join us for the next Justice Roundtable Quarterly Assembly on 12/1/2021


December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

December 1st: Quarterly Assembly Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Virtual Assembly 10:00 am - 12 No0n (Eastern Standard Time) Register in advance for this webinar: RSVP Register After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. What? PART I - Features: Interview with Attorney Jeffery Robinson creator of the soon-to-be- released award-winning documentary: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America Robinson and film directors Emily and Sarah Kunstler expertly interweave lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews and…

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