Accountability, Healing, and Equity Inside American Prisons

What Will It Take to Transform America's Prison System?

Past Event
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
4:00 PM — 6:30 PM ET
Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church
Co-Sponsored by Restoring Promise, MILPA & Vera Institute of Justice, and U.S. Congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley

Watch the livestream of this event.

Join us for an exciting series of discussions about the culture and climate of the American prison system, and what it will take to transform the system to be rooted in accountability, healing, and racial equity. We'll hear from leaders from across the country including the following:

U.S. Congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley

Bryan Stirling, Director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections

Nick Turner, President of the Vera Institute of Justice

Juan Gomez, Executive Director of MILPA and Co-Director of Restoring Promise

Jeff Mansfield, Design Director at MASS Design, the organization responsible for the design of the National Memorial to Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL

Marcus Bullock, Founder and CEO of FlickShop, the app helping families stay connected with loved ones during incarceration

Dr. Kyle Wagner, President of Northeastern Technical College

Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, and author of the award-winning book Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Doors: 4:00 p.m. // Event: 4:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Refreshments will be served