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Winter 2018 Justice Series

CONFRONTING THE MORAL CRISIS OF MASS INCARCERATION

Understanding the Criminal Justice System and Making Change Happen

 

Four Thursday Evenings: January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (gather from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.)

 Learning What Needs to Be Done and How We Can Help

Hosted by St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn, Chicago

1 block east of CTA Clark Street busses (Schiller Street stop) 
• A brief walk from CTA Red Line (Clark & Division station) 
• Public Parking available at 1250 N. Dearborn, 88 W Schiller,  
  1455 N. Clark, 1325 N. State, 1560 N Sandburg Terrace  
  (see Spot Hero or www.chicago.bestparking.com)

Moderators:
Caroll Bogert, President, The Marshall Project
John Bouman, President, The Shriver Center
Rob Wildeboer, Senior Editor of News, Public Radio WBEZ

The United States has far more people in prison and in jail than public safety requires. This damages the lives of those who are incarcerated, their families, and their communities. It also contributes to a cycle of crime and punishment and diverts resources from more constructive uses. We have much work to do to achieve a fair and effective criminal justice system. St. Chrysostom’s is hosting this series of programs in order to promote greater understanding of the criminal justice system and to begin to provide tools for individuals and organizations to get involved in promoting radical change. Leading experts will speak to the full range of complex issues that we need to address in order to rethink and change the laws and practices that have resulted in too many men and women—most of them people of color—being imprisoned or jailed. REGISTER HERE.

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Program Details:

Jan. 25 | The Origins and Impact of Mass Incarceration

Speakers:

Sharone Mitchell, Program Director, Illinois Justice Project
David Olson, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago
Rev. Al Sharp, Executive Director, Clergy for a New Drug Policy

Feb. 1 | Imprisonment, Release & Reentry: How They Work, What Must Change

Speakers:

John Baldwin, Acting Director, Illinois Department of Corrections
Victor Dickson, Chief Executive Officer, Safer Foundation
Erwin Mayer, Executive Director, St. Leonard’s Ministries
Jennifer Vollen-Katz, Executive Director, John Howard Association of Illinois

Feb. 8 | Diversion—Alternatives to Incarceration

Speakers:

Michelle Day, Chief Executive Officer, Nehemiah Trinity Rising
Mark Heyrman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Mark Ishaug, Chief Executive Officer, Thresholds 
Pam Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)

Feb. 15 | What’s Changing, What More Needs to Be Done, What We Can
                Do To Help

Speakers:

Amy Campanelli, Cook County Public Defender
Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney 
John Maki, Executive Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Ben Ruddell, Criminal Justice Reform Project Director, ACLU of Illinois 

REGISTER WITH BOX SUPPER HERE

IN ADVANCE 
$10 per session/$30 for series of 4—includes a box supper prepared by hospitality industry trainees at The Michael Barlow Center at St. Leonard’s Ministries, a member agency of Episcopal Charities and Community Services

AT DOOR
$10 per session—includes a box supper while they last 

QUESTIONS? Contact Lydia Munroe at lydia@saintc.org or 312-944-1083

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

We would like to thank our distinguished speakers and their organizations for confronting the reality of mass incarceration and working for reform, and for their guidance and generous participation without which these programs would not have been possible.  We would also like to thank our collaborating organizations for their dedication to addressing these issues:

Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
Community Renewal Society
Faith in Public Life 
Interfaith Coalition Against Racism
The People's Lobby
The Village Chicago

 

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