Justice Not Jails Presents: “Turning the Page”
Speaking Out and Standing Up for a New Model of Criminal Justice
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Holman United Methodist Church – White Hall
3320 W. Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles
With 10 days to go before Election Day, community leaders will gather to speak out on the urgency of making major structural changes that will reduce incarceration rates, restore devastated neighborhoods, and improve public safety. Prop 47 will be front and center. So will the need for LA County to provide much better support to those struggling to re-enter following their incarceration.
First Panel: “A Changing National Conversation?”
Is there a new climate for changing the frame and significantly reducing mass incarceration. Or will toxic racism stills simmering beneath the surface prevent real progress?
Moderator: ACLU of Southern California Executive Director Hector Villagra
Panelists: Congressmembers Karen Bass and Tony Cardenas, and Prof. Kareem Clayton
Second Panel: “High Stakes for California and Los Angeles”
California, once a laggard in pursuing smart justice, is changing quite dramatically by taking action on the school-to-prison pipeline and by passing significant pieces of anti-incarceration legislation. Will Prop 47 be a major game-changer to increase this trend? Can LA solve its realignment implementation problems?
Moderator: Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Lynne Lyman
Panelists: State Senator Holly Mitchell and Assemblymembers Isidore Hall III, and Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr.
Prop 47 Workshop and Rally with the Community Coalition’s Karren Lane
Host Pastor: Rev. Kelvin Sauls