Tuesday January 21, 4-6 PM at 4100 Harriet, Judson Memorial Baptist Church
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/503646446938679/
The Division of Race and Equity invites you to join Council Vice-President Andrea Jenkins in a community conversation facilitated by We Are All Criminal’s president Emily Baxter and board chair Nadine Graves. On the National Day of Racial Healing, this conversation will center on how reforming the criminal justice system is a strategy to reverse the racialized harm impacting people of color, most significantly Black and American Indian, and lead to greater racial healing.
One in four people in the United States has a criminal record.
It’s a record for something other than a minor traffic violation used by the vast majority of employers, legislators, landlords and licensing boards to craft policy and determine the character of an individual. In our electronic and data age, it typically does not disappear, regardless of how long it’s been or how far one’s come. It’s a record that prevents not only professional licensure and a gainful career path, but can also get in the way of obtaining entry-level positions, foster care licenses, entry into college, and safe housing.
One in four people has a criminal record; four in four have a criminal history.