Fall Ethics Seminar: The Intersection of Race and the U.S. Criminal Justice Systems

We will serve lunch at each session. Please RSVP so we know that we have enough to offer. Lunch is no cost, donations welcome. 

Session 1-September 29, 2019, 12–2pm: Personal Stories of Incarceration, Rehabilitation and Community Reentry

Speakers:

Session 2- October 20, 2019 12-2pm: Understanding the U.S. Criminal Justice Systems 

Speakers:

  • John Clark (confirmed), retired officer, Bureau of Federal Prisons
  • More speakers confirmed soon

Session 3- November 3, 2019, 12-2pm: Ministries and Social Support for Incarcerated and Returning Citizens

Speakers:

Objectives of Ethics Seminar

  1. To listen with open hearts and minds to the stories of previously incarcerated people, how they coped and returned to the community after incarceration
  2. To raise our awareness and understanding of the U.S. criminal justice systems — its components/structure & how it works or doesn’t work.
  3. To understand how people of color and other socially marginalized individuals fare in the criminal justice systems.
  4. To learn about the behavioral and physical health and spiritual needs of incarcerated individuals.
  5. To introspectively consider our own biases and attitudes towards individuals involved in the criminal justice systems.
  6. To begin a conversation about how our church might take action/get involved in prison ministry, criminal justice reform and/or advocacy.

We will serve lunch at each session. Please RSVP so we know that we have enough to offer. Lunch is no cost, donations welcome.