The Adult Education Ministry presents two Learning Hours on California prison issues on Sundays February 18 & 25 at 11:45 am in Loper Chapel. Both will feature prison advocates, some of whom were previously incarcerated.
On Sunday, February 18, Nube Brown from California Prison Focus will speak about that organization's newspaper, Prison Focus, which gives voice to the incarcerated. Volunteering her time, she strives to bring an end to the “New Jim Crow” slavery in our California Industrial Prison Complex by raising public awareness. She will be joined by Mianta McKnight, formerly incarcerated in the CDCR system (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation), who speaks about women’s life “inside.”
She will be joined by Mianta McKnight, who was a teenager when she was incarcerated. Mianta will talk about life for women “inside” and about the radical transition she’s made from imprisonment to motherhood and a career in social justice activism.
On February 25, 2018, Dan Siegel, Oakland-based labor and employment lawyer active in civil rights since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, will talk on recent efforts to end solitary confinement in the California prison system. He will be joined by Danny Murillo, formerly incarcerated, now Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow who will speak of his experience in prison and his current work building bridges from corrections to college, “Renewing Communities at The Opportunity Institute.”