Content from our Conference Sessions
Howard Zehr & Restorative Justice
Michelle Alexander & The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, activist, attorney, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, spoke for the Re-Visioning Justice in America Conference at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville on April 18, 2015. Listen to a recording of her keynote address, or check out notes from the presentation and Q&A here.
The Death Penalty in Tennessee
From the Rev. Stacy Rector, Ndume Olatushani, and countless other activists at Tennesseeans Against the Death Penalty, this video provides background information on the issue, and possibilities for rethinking capitol punishment. Check out this fact sheet for the basics issues surrounding the death penalty.
A Formula for Change: Advocacy in the Courts, the Legislature and the Streets
Daniel Horwitz, an appellate and election law attorney practicing in Nashville, offered wisdom for legislative engagement in his talk at Re-Visioning Justice in America. See notes from his work, and check out the presentation from fellow presenter, Sekou Franklin, PhD here.
Forever a Felon: Pitfalls of Re-Entry
Pippa Holloway, Jim McNamara, Andrew Ross, and Ndume Olatushani explored the challenges facing the formerly incarcerated, and the ways that society sets this vulnerable population up for re-entry. Learn more from their session notes, or at Pippa's blogpost at Oxford University Press.
Roundtable on Higher Education in Prisons
In this panel, connections of incarceration and education were explored expert teachers and professors with years of experience teaching in prisons. Hear audio from the session, and read notes about the material here.
Cradle to Prison Pipeline
Speakers Damien Durr, Rasheedat Fetuga, Ndume Olatushani and Casey Wilson explored the "Cradle to Prison Pipeline" that sets children up for incarceration. Learn more from their work in these presentation notes.
In our final action session on Sunday, Nashville artist and "Visual Listener" Jody Lentz mapped our conversations and resources. See Jody's artistic representation of justice dialogue.