Divest to Save Black Lives. Invest to Heal Communities: Advancing a New Vision for Justice



Join CLASP in in the second of a series of online engagements focused on healing-centered liberation policy. This two-part discussion will uplift movements to divest from law enforcement and mass incarceration and invest in historically oppressed communities. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice uprisings require us to reimagine a justice system that prioritizes the vital lifelines that communities impacted by the justice system lack. This includes investing in jobs, education and healing, creating education and workforce training pathways from incarceration to reentry, and eliminating the collateral consequences of incarceration. The second online engagement, on September 3rd, will feature advocates and practitioners who are advancing a new vision for justice focused on connecting those impacted by the criminal justice system to quality employment and centering healing.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Sainz, Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles;
  • Quintin Williams, Campaign Manager, Fully Free the Campaign to End Permanent Punishments;
  • Victoria Palacio, State Advocacy Coordinator, Legal Action Center/No Health=No Justice campaign;
  • Cassandra Webb, Senior Associate of Strategy and Innovation, Cities United.

Sep 3, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)