Centerforce’s National Inside/Out Summit on incarceration will focus on “The Faces of Change: People and Strategies That Make a Difference” within the prison system and its impact on communities October 22-25, 2011, at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel.
In examining issues impacting incarcerated populations and their communities, the Summit brings together public and prison health officials, community organizations, people who were formerly incarcerated, substance abuse and mental health treatment providers, children’s rights advocates, and other key constituents in the criminal justice field.
Speakers include Melissa Harris-Perry, founding director of the project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South, a professor of political science at Tulane University. Marc Mauer, a leading expert on sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system, author of Race to Incarcerate, co-editor of Invisible Punishment, and executive director of The Sentencing Project. Jeff Henderson, award-winning chef, motivational speaker, and TV personality.
Among the other topics to be covered are:
- Diverse Strategies for transforming Urban Medicine Research and Policy Agenda for Children of Incarcerated parents;
- Re-entry Councils that Work: Connecting Re-entry Councils to Place-Based Community Initiatives;
- Fathers and Mothers Involved in the Criminal Justice System;
- Reducing Prison Populations Using Safety Measures-Based Initiatives.
Four prominent contributors to the wellbeing of the justice system will be honored at the Gala, Sunday, October 23. They are U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who continues her fight for criminal justice reform; the Honorable Thelton Henderson, federal judge in the Northern District of California, the first Black civil rights lawyer in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Also being honored are the Zellerbach Family Foundation, which has been a vigorous leader in initiating and investing in the efforts that address the plight of children and families of the incarcerated, and Marc Mauer, a renowned expert on sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system.
For more information contact the peer health educators or go to: www.centerforce.org