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Ending Mass Criminalization and The New Jim Crow
October 6, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Please RSVP for the lunch discussion with Daryl.
For generations, the people most directly impacted by different forms of racial and economic oppression have led the movements to end those various permutations of discrimination. Today, formerly incarcerated people and people with criminal records are leading the fight to end mass criminalization and the New Jim Crow. Come and have lunch with one of these emerging leaders fighting for the restoration of the human rights of people with criminal records.
This year’s Letelier-Moffitt Domestic Awardee Daryl Atkinson is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) where he focuses on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues, particularly removing the legal barriers triggered by contact with the criminal justice system. In 1996, Daryl pled guilty to a first-time, non-violent, drug crime and served 40 months in prison. Since his release, Daryl completed college and law school and has become a zealous advocate for second chances for people with criminal records.
In 2014, Daryl was named the Re-entry and Employment Change Champion by President Obama and honored at the White House. In July of this year, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch tapped Daryl as the first-ever “Second Chance Fellow” at the Department of Justice.
RSVP for this timely lunch discussion with Daryl.
Also get your tickets for the evening’s 39th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards.