More than 65 million people in the United States have a criminal record – and for most, those records create lifelong barriers to employment, housing, education, voting, and countless other life opportunities.
But what about the other 75%? Those of us with criminal histories, but no record? Those of us who got away with it. Through stories, statistics, and statutes, join us as we explore the disparate impact of our criminal justice system on poor people and people of color, dismantle the dichotomy of ‘clean’ versus ‘criminal’, and discuss simple steps to moving toward a more just, equitable, and merciful nation.
We invite you to a fun and informative evening with former public defender, Emily Baxter, Director of We Are All Criminals and a current fellow at the university of minnesota law school's robina institute of Criminal Law and criminal justice. Special Guest Speakers:: State Representative Chris Taylor and Rev. Jerry Hancock JD M.Div. Director of The Prison Ministry Project.