You’re invited: ‘Locked In Solidarity’ webinar

I am honored to be participating in this year’s Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) “Locked In Solidarity” event, a national advocacy and action week for mass incarceration. Next Thursday, February 8 at 1:00pm CST, I will present a webinar – “Trauma-Informed Responses to Violence” – with EJUSA Executive Director Shari Silberstein and our Trauma Network manager, Lionel LaTouche.

You are invited!

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NYC: Join EJUSA for happy hour!

EJUSA’s Associate Board is hosting a Happy Hour next week at Housing Works Bookstore in Soho – and you’re invited!

Please join EJUSA and co-hosts the Columbia Black Law Students Association for drinks and conversation. You’ll meet other like-minded New Yorkers and hear National Organizer Lex Steppling share an update on our work reimagining the justice system, including ending the death penalty, strengthening programs that help crime survivors address trauma and rebuild their lives, and promoting trauma-informed responses to violence that can save lives and help heal communities.
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Event: Death penalty forum at Northland Church

EJUSA is proud to be sponsoring and organizing a exciting event at Northland Church, Florida’s largest evangelical congregation. Northland Pastor, Dr. Joel Hunter, will moderate a discussion about the death penalty with author and activist Shane Claiborne, Florida death row exoneree Herman Lindsay, and Darlene Farah, whose daughter, Shelby, was murdered.

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EJUSA “Trivia for Justice” 11/16

Trivia for JusticeAfter the success of their first, the EJUSA Associate Board is hosting another “Trivia Night for Justice”! Join them next Wednesday, November 16 in support of healing our broken justice system. They’ll be at the Waylon in Hell’s Kitchen and will also launch their end-of-year fundraising campaign. Hope you can make it!


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Event: World Premiere of “The Gathering” in Washington, DC

The Gathering

To commemorate World Day Against the Death Penalty, YOU are invited to the world premiere of a new film about death row exonerees from the U.S, “The Gathering.” The Delegation of the European Union and the Embassy of France will host this “EU Rendez-Vous” on Monday, October 17 at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.

RSVP is required. Register here.

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Event: Veterans on Death Row

NYC BarTuesday, May 24, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th St, NYC

Sponsored by the New York City Bar Association’s Committees on Capital Punishment and the Military Affairs & Justice

Although it is difficult to determine a precise number, it is estimated that approximately ten percent of the America’s 3000 Death Row inmates are veterans. This program will explore the pathology of the condemned veteran population. In particular, the mental health implications of military service and combat will be examined in in light of Supreme Court precedents such as Porter v. McCollum. Among the issues to be discussed will be the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and military culture. The panel will also reflect upon what factors should be considered in determining the appropriate sentence for veterans convicted of capital crimes.

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