Join us at A Time to Talk Dignity on November 6th

October 29, 2019

Everyday Democracy is a proud member of the CT Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race ("the Collaborative"), and we invite you to join us at the Collaborative's second annual Time to Talk community dialogue event.  This year's event will take place on November 6, from 1pm to 6pm, at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.

We are focusing this year on DIGNITY in the criminal justice system:  dignity in the courts, in re-entry, and for the family.  We will be joined by staff from Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative, a groundbreaking organization based in Alabama that is working to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Can you imagine a justice system where everyone is treated with dignity as their case is heard? A system that hears and respects the concerns of their families, and those re-entering society? Let’s talk about it.

Bryan Stevenson himself will be awarded the 2019 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights the following day at UConn. If you are interested in attending the award ceremony and hearing Mr. Stevenson speak on the 7th, you can RSVP here for that event as well.

Members of the Collaborative decided to capitalize on this special event to bring the community together to learn and talk about this issue, and to explore what action steps we can take to infuse dignity into the criminal justice system here in Connecticut, and return dignity to the individuals and families affected.

Please join members of the Collaborative, staff from the Equal Justice Initiative and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at UCONN, and community members on the 6th to talk, learn and share innovative solutions!  Registration is only $10, and both lunch and dinner will be provided.

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