Call to Action: Criminal Justice Education Series

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Join us for a three-week educational and advocacy series that will bring together a diverse group of local and national leaders seeking major changes in the criminal justice system. The program will tackle two major issues of our time with the goal of educating, infuriating, inspiring, and hopefully enlisting people from our community in joining the fight to level the playing field by ensuring racial equality. The series will culminate with the highly anticipated visit to Queens University by Michelle Alexander, the critically acclaimed author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.


Tuesday, October 29: Documentary Film: Life after Life / Directed by Tamara Perkins / Followed by Panel Discussion moderated by Tamara Perkins.

Tuesday, November 5: Staged Reading of Original Play: Death of Justice / By Rev. Dr. Willie J. Keaton Jr., Greenspon Center Justice Organizer and Pastor at Mount Olive Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, November 12: Challenges and Legal Barriers of Reentry from Jail and/or Prison / With Panel of Leaders in Law Enforcement / Including Sheriff Garry McFadden and District Attorney Spencer Merriweather


Sessions are held Tuesdays from 6:45-8:45pm in Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center at Queens University of Charlotte.

There is a $25 suggested registration fee for the series. Students are free. Registration for the Learning Society Program with Michelle Alexander is separate.

Click HERE to register for the Fall Series.


A special thanks to our co-sponsors… The Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement at Queens University of Charlotte ● Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Queens University ● Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice ● Myers Park Baptist Church ● Temple Beth El

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