Day of Empathy Michigan

Tue, Mar 5, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm


The Day of Empathy is a national day of action to generate empathy on a massive scale for the millions of Americans behind bars and their loved ones. On March 5, 2019, Americans impacted by the criminal justice system nationwide and their allies will meet with lawmakers to share their stories and experiences. To reform our criminal justice system, we must first humanize and empathize with those who are affected by it.

Without empathy, we cannot achieve meaningful policy changes that keep our communities safe, our families whole, and our economy strong.

The Day of Empathy shines a light on people impacted by the criminal justice system, to uplift their voices and win over hearts and minds towards the idea that transformation is possible.

Join us on March 5th, 2019 from 8:30am-12:00pm for breakfast, programming, and personal testimony at the Central United Methodist Church (215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI).

Speakers Include:
Senator Jeff Irwin (D)
Hakim Nathaniel Crampton, JustLeadershipUSA
Danielle Dillard, Detroit Justice Center
Asia Johnson, #cut50, The Bail Project
Siwatu-Salama Ra, Free Siwatu, community activist and organizer from Detroit.
Kelle Lynn, Justice Thru Storytelling, Inc.
State Senator Erika Geiss D)
LaTanya Garrett - Michigan State Representative District 7 (D)
Kevin Harris, Nation Outside
Senator Peter J. Lucido (R)

From 12:00pm-4:00pm, individuals will have the opportunity to speak with their legislators about one of our three different policy priorities:

1. Dignity for Incarcerated Women
2. Clean Slate Legislation
3. Michigan's Raise the Age campaign

This event is free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance by clicking here: Thank you!

#DayofEmpathy #MichiganDayofEmpathy

Co-sponsored by Nation Outside, the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, Safe and Just Michigan, the Detroit Justice Center, the American Friends Service Committee, Advocacy Resources Reentry and Outreach (A.R.R.O), the Carceral State Project at the University of Michigan, Justice Thru Storytelling, and the Michigan Prison Doula Initiative.

Lansing Central United Methodist Church
215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933

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