Stop the Pipeline to Prison: Create Educational Opportunities, Jobs and Wealth – A Community Forum
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 4:00-6:00 PM
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street NW, Washington DC
Moderator: Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Harvard University School of Law
Rep. Bobby Scott (VA) – a member of US House of Representatives who serves on the Education and Labor and
the Judiciary Committees. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard U. and his J.D. from Boston College.
King Downing – Mr. Downing is an attorney and founder of the Human Rights-Racial Justice Center, which researches and advocates on race, policing and mass incarceration. King received his B.A. from Harvard U.y and is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law.
Glenn Martin – formerly incarcerated himself, Mr. Martin is VP of Development &Public Affairs and Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society, a social service and advocacy org devoted to the successful reentry and reintegration of individuals with criminal histories. Martin hosts a cable television show, Both Sides of the Bars, where he engages criminal justice stakeholders and the local community in conversations about criminal justice reform.
Nigel Parkinson – President & CEO of Parkinson Construction Company (PCC) and Managing Partner of Morgan Development. As part of its commitment to the community, PCC actively engages with groups of ex-offenders to offer encouragement and, more important, jobs that can lead to a better life. He is a graduate of FAMU, Florida State and Harvard Business School’s OPM program.
Francine Sherman – Visiting Clinical Professor at Boston College Law School where she teaches Juvenile Justice and where she founded and directs the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project. She speaks and writes widely about the juvenile justice system and, in particular, about girls in the justice system. Her most recent book, entitled Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy and Practice (Wiley & Sons), was published in September 2011.
The forum is co-sponsored through the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation (CDC) a 501©3 organization, by the Bethel Literary Historical Society, the Commission on Public Relations of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. The event will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street, NW, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
For more information, please contact Co-chairs, Dr. Ruby M. Gourdine (email@example.com ), Mr. Gregory Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org), or any member of the Commission on Public Relations. Let’s come together and dialogue on this issue which is a tragic waste of human lives.
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