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Democratic Club To Discuss Justice
2019/11/02 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
How just is our justice system? In 2018, 2.2 million were incarcerated in our country. We have the highest incarceration rate in the world. Why, in the last 40 years, has our incarceration rate increased 500% while crime rates, both property and violent crimes, have decreased 22%?
Why are we the world’s leading jailer?
Join us at our meeting November 2, 2019 to hear how we can reform our justice system. The Coronado Democratic Club invites you to its general meeting on November 2, 2019, in the Coronado Library Winn Room from 10:30 AM to 1 PM.
Our guest speaker will be Geneviéve Jones-Wright, an activist in the Criminal Justice Reform Movement. She is an attorney, Legal Director of PANA (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans). She is Vice President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, a volunteer attorney for the California Innocence Project, and an adjunct Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University. Ms. Jones-Wright will discuss our failed mass incarceration experiment of the past several decades and the current criminal justice system reform movement.
We, as a nation, succumbed to the fear mongering of the “lock ‘em up” crowd and the scare tactics of the “tough on crime” advocates and forgot that it makes more sense to be “smart on crime.” Mass incarceration is a threat to democracy and to our stability in that it creates a prison class of disenfranchised voters, destroys offenders and families, and undermines faith in our justice system. Ms. Geneviéve Jones-Wright is a warrior in the fight for justice. For more information about our speaker visit her website: www.yourMIA.org.
There is no cost of admission: all are welcome for coffee and refreshments at 10:30 AM. The meeting will start at 11 AM.
The Coronado Democratic Club meeting is open to all. It is not sponsored by the Coronado Public Library.