The conference also explored the disparate impact that these collateral consequences have on communities of color. At the same time, the conference highlighted the groundbreaking work that is helping people break free from the shackles while providing a roadmap for national reform. NACDL now releases its report on that conference.
NACDL's 17th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference and 2nd Annual Presidential Summit
August 23-25, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Videos of the presentations at the conference are provided below and are on NACDL's YouTube channel.
This discussion explored how the faith-based community can partner with other communities to achieve progressive criminal justice reforms. In addition, they covered how the faith community can shape policy in a progressive way via protest action, letter-writing, legislative advocacy, etc. The discussion also explored the ideas of redemption and forgiveness in the form of political, economic, and social justice policies.
- Attiyah Ali – Founder, A Loving Act (Atlanta, GA)
- Tiffany Williams Roberts – Criminal Defense Attorney, Tiffany Williams Roberts Attorney at Law (Atlanta, GA)
- Reverend Aundreia Alexander, Esq. – Associate General Secretary for Action and Advocacy for Justice and Peace, National Council of Churches (Washington, DC)
Video of this conversation is not available.
Screening of the Sundance Audience Award “The Sentence” followed by a panel discussion
“The Sentence” tells the story of Cynthia “Cindy” Shank, whose incarceration propels her brother to document via film Cindy’s daughters as they grow up without her. The story further explores the family bond Cindy maintains with her parents, siblings, and children through her brother’s relentless advocacy. It culminates with efforts to seek clemency for Cindy via Clemency Project 2014, an Obama Administration and NACDL initiative.
- Cynthia W. Roseberry – Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Executive Director of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Wilberforce University, and Former Project Director, Clemency Project 2014 (Atlanta, GA)
- Marjorie Peerce – Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP (New York, NY)
- Rudy Valdez – filmmaker, Director, The Sentence (Brooklyn, NY)
- Moderator: Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles – Senior Advisor for Special Projects, NACDL (Milford, DE)
Video of this panel is not available.