How to Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform
May 18, 2017 6-8 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation in the world. The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly 25 percent of its prisoners. Today, nearly seven million people in this country are incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. And the U.S. criminal justice system disproportionately targets the poor and disadvantaged.
Join us for a workshop on how to advocate for criminal justice reform with Melvin Medina, Advocacy and Outreach Director, ACLU of CT and a representative from the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance.
The workshop is one of several events commemorating the 2017 Stowe Prize which will be awarded to Bryan Stevenson for his memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption on June 8, 2017. Just Mercy illustrates how the U.S. criminal justice system disproportionately targets the poor and disadvantaged.
Join us for Stowe Prize Day events where Mr. Stevenson will speak and receive the award.