2021 Reentry Symposium April 20th
8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Reentry Symposium: Focused on educating the next generation of reentry leaders and advocates and exalting those currently involved!
April is National Second Chance Month
Celebrate with Re-Entry Alliance for Louisiana
April 20th 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
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Symposium rate is $25 for attendees and $10 for students.
Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J. Author
Dead Man Walking
"The death penalty is one of the great moral issues facing our country, yet most people rarely think about it and very few of us take the time to delve deeply enough into this issue to be able to make an informed decision about it." A Roman Catholic sister, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph based in New Orleans, author and international speaker on criminal justice issues Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. https://www.sisterhelen.org
The People's Institute Race as a factor in incarceration
Barbara Major, former director of the St. Thomas health clinic and an international trainer for The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond based at the national office in New Orleans. Ms. Major is a veteran community organizer and was the lead plaintiff in Major v. Treen, the successful voting rights lawsuit that created Louisiana’s second congressional district. Recognized for her training throughout the United States on "Undoing Racism ® Community Organizing Workshop". PISAB – The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
Guest presenters include
Justice Accountability Center (JAC)
Legal Barriers to Reentry: State of the Law & Opportunities for Reform
Root causes of Louisiana’s Over-incarceration problem,
recent reforms and ongoing initiatives
Voices of the Experienced (VOTE)
How to become an effective advocate for reentry causes
Reentry Organizations as Service Providers: A Panel
Total Community Action – New Orleans – Thelma French – Pres.- CEO
(Wrap Around Services)
One Touch Ministry – Baton Rouge – Verna Bradley Jackson – Exec. Dir.
( Housing specialist serving the southern region of the United States)
Christian Outreach – Baton Rouge – Brian Sleeth – Exec. Dir.
(Employment Training and Placement)
Reentry Organizations as Reentry Advocates: A Panel
Clean Slate Community Coalition – Sherrie Thomas – JAC
Director of Outreach & Engagement
Court Watch – NOLA
Darrin Browder, Chapter Development Specialist
Formerly Incarcerated Men: A Panel on Barriers to Successful Reintegration
Renard Thomas, Board member for VOTE and REAL, New Orleans
Sammie Crawford – Board Member REAL, Owner
Terrence Winn – Priorities Intentions Practical Exchanges (PIPE) – Exec. Dir.
Federal System and Reentry: Maneuvering Barriers
Saad Soliman, FIP and Piece to Peace – Founder and Exec. Dir.