Hope you can join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 PM for the
Justice Jam on Alternatives to Incarceration in Alameda County
Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
3534 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland CA 94610
Speakers will assemble in-person at the church, and the program will also be live-streamed for those who cannot or do not wish to join in person.
Please RSVP as soon as you can, to help planning efforts.
The event is designed to promote awareness about alternatives to incarceration, conditions at Santa Rita Jail, and re-entry strategies. Our goal is to provide a clear, comprehensive overview of the issues, share a moral framework through which to understand what is happening, and highlight ways in which the county and community can partner to address the problems/challenges, with an overall theme of reducing the jail population at Santa Rita.
A keynote by Wendy Still, the Public Protection Advisor to Alameda County, will be followed by a panel of systems-impacted community leaders. Region Lewis will address current conditions at Santa Rita. John Jones III, Director of Re-entry and Violence Prevention Programs, Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency, and Saabir Lockett, Director, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, a program of East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, will, respectively, address re-entry and alternatives to incarceration. The program will include time for audience and presenters to engage in Q & A.
Rev Allison Tanner, Pastor of Public Witness, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, will moderate the evening’s event.
The event is sponsored by:
- Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
- Faith in Action East Bay
- Interfaith Coalition for Justice in our Jails
- Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
- Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
- East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)