WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund and Civil Rights Corps will convene advocates, celebrities, directly impacted leaders, and policymakers for a virtual summit to outline their unified vision to reimagine public safety and transform the criminal legal system on February 19 at 12 noon ET.
The groups first shared their Vision for Justice 2020 and Beyond platform during the presidential campaign last year to offer critical policy guidance for drafting robust criminal legal reform agendas. Vision for Justice is cosigned by more than 120 organizations dedicated to achieving a new model for public safety in America — one that respects the humanity, dignity, and rights of all people.
The summit will bring together thought leaders seeking to outline a new path for the Biden-Harris administration, the new Congress, and state legislatures nationwide by offering specific, measurable steps to ensure we live up to the values we profess as a nation.
Members of the Media should register here: http://visionforjusticeevents.
WHAT: Vision for Justice Summit
WHEN: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET, Friday, February 19, 2021
WHO: Amanda Alexander, Founder & Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center
Bryonn Bain, Artist, Professor & Activist
Kanya Bennett, Senior Policy Counsel & Legislative Coalition Manager, The Bail Project
Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Serving New York's 16th District
Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director, Advancement Project
Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Black Lives Matter Global Network
Josie Duffy Rice, President, The Appeal
Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Deanna Hoskins, President & CEO, JustLeadershipUSA
Andrea C. James, Executive Director, National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Alec Karakatsanis, Founder & Executive Director, Civil Rights Corps
Desmond Meade, President & Executive Director, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Andrea Ritchie, Writer, Lawyer & Activist
Christopher Scott, Senior Policy Advisor for Education and Youth, Open Society Foundation
Marbre Stahly-Butts, Executive Director, Law for Black Lives
Lex Steppling, Director of Campaigns & Strategy, Dignity & Power Now
Nkechi Taifa, President & CEO, The Taifa Group, LLC
Bianca Tylek, Executive Director, Worth Rises
Ebony Underwood, Founder & CEO, We Got Us Now
Richard Wallace, Founder, Equity and Transformation (EAT)
Michael K. Williams, Actor & Advocate
The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal and state policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit civilrights.org/edfund/.
Civil Rights Corps is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system through innovative civil rights litigation. CRC works with individuals accused and convicted of crimes, their families and communities, people currently or formerly incarcerated, activists, organizers, judges, and government officials to challenge mass human caging and to create a legal system that promotes equality and human freedom.