The UCC Justice and Witness Ministries will be hosting a gathering of UCC advocates interested in advocacy and organizing around criminal justice issues immediately prior to the Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference on Friday, April 17, from 10 am to 2:30 pm at First Congregational Church in Washington, DC.
This will be an opportunity to explore some of the intersections of issues related to mass incarceration and the criminal justice system, to envision possibilities for organizing and connecting UCC advocacy efforts related to criminal justice reform, and a time for sharing best practices and strategies for future advocacy efforts. The gathering will include panel presentations and time for dialogue and action planning.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and transportation is readily accessible via the DC Metro subway from the church to the Doubletree Hotel, site of the EAD conference.
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE, but please RSVP using the form below or by contacting Barbara Baylor at the UCC Washington Office [firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-543-1517].
Speakers and Presenters:
Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear
Professor and Author of For the Incarcerated, a Phone Connection Can Change Lives
Howard University School of Divinity
The Truth about Our Youth
From Youth Offender to Successful Entrepreneur
945 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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