The vision of the conference is for clergy, faith and community leaders, organizers, families and persons impacted by incarceration to be equipped with practical tools to dismantle the systems and structures that undergird the industry of mass imprisonment.
Over the span of three days, attendees will learn from some of the nation’s prominent thought leaders in the work of faith-based criminal justice reform. Dynamic plenaries, hands-on workshops, expert panels and compelling documentary films will be offered to arm faith communities with resources to effectively engage in the fight against the rise of the prison-industrial complex.
Specifically, the conference will give congregations tools they can use such as bail-out and record expungement events to be effective in their faith-based criminal justice system activism.
Conference Goals and Objectives
• To convene, train and equip faith leaders and their communities with practical tools to work locally to transform the lives of persons impacted by mass incarceration
• To organize faith communities around strategic legislative agendas at local, state, and national levels
• To develop a strategy for reframing public understanding of mass incarceration
• To organize an ongoing national multifaith network for partners focused on abolishing mass incarceration
Who Should Attend?
• Pastors, Rabbis, Priests, Imams, and justice-seeking faith leaders
• Faith and Community Leaders
• Persons Impacted by Incarceration
• Elected Officials
• Auburn Seminary, New York
• Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta
• The Temple, Atlanta
• The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
• Atlanta Jewish Community Relations Council
• Public Square
• Reform Georgia
• Southern Center for Human Rights
• TNTP. Reimagine Teaching
• The New Georgia Project
• Georgia Power
Register early and save!
$50— EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS MAY 15TH
$100— ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 12
$150— ONSITE REGISTRATION JUNE 17