When: June 10, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107
Livestream of Keynote Address starts 8:30 am
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Keynote Speaker will be Michelle Alexander, The New York Times Best-Selling Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
About the Summit:
Through panels and workshops, we will explore health and reentry challenges facing persons who are incarcerated and persons reentering our communities, including HIV, mental health issues, substance use, housing, employment, advocacy, mentorship and educational programs.
With a focus on community-led responses to the crisis in the criminal justice system, workshops reflect the needs of prisoners and former prisoners and will highlight the work being done to improve conditions inside the prison walls and in the communities to which prisoners are returning. With over 36 workshops and over 1,000 in attendance, this summit promises to offer something for everyone.
Among our major collaborating partners for this summit is the Philadelphia Prison System, which participates in the planning process, provides speakers for our panels, and allows staff members of FIGHT’s Institute of Community Justice to bring HIV 101 presentations to all correctional staff during AEM.