Dear End New Jim Crow Action Friends,
Our next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, February 13!
We always provide opportunities for formerly incarcerated people and families to share their experiences with the criminal punishment system. Please plan to do this if you can! We also will give updates on actions we are taking to change the system toward justice. These will include End Money Bail DeKalb and promoting Healing/Restorative Justice. See pasted below a list of opportunities for action, including associated groups and resources.
“We who believe in freedom cannot rest, We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes
Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, Is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons” (Refrain & First Verse of “Ellas’s Song”)
Some Local Opportunities for Action:
End Money Bail DeKalb Coalition. Contact Joy Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-759-0245. Help end money bail in DeKalb County through advocacy with judges, prosecutors, jailers and commissioners. Be part of court watch to determine present practices. Regular meetings 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at Bethel Baptist, 1890 2nd Ave 30032. (With DeKalb NAACP committee.)
Assist Formerly Incarcerated with Re-Entry. Contact Bonita Lacy, Director, Healing Hearts of Families USA Ministries, at email@example.com or 404-289-5277; or Ponchellis Jackson, Director, Uplifting People, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-536-3343.
Connect your faith community to End Mass Incarceration / Healing Communities. Contact Bettieanne Hart at email@example.com.
Promote “Pre-Arrest Diversion” for treatment and support services instead of jail. Contact Marilynn Winn, Women on the Rise at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 322-5116.
Some Regional Opportunities (most based in Atlanta):
Southern Center for Human Rights (https://www.schr.org/) End Money Bail+
Southerners on New Ground (http://southernersonnewground.org/) End Money Bail Atlanta+
The Georgia Coalition to End the New Jim Crow (see Facebook page, email@example.com or 770-990-3214)
National Incarceration Association. Voices of families of incarcerated join with others to work “…to reduce the economic costs and social impact of status quo criminal justice policies and practices.” (https://joinnia.com/)
The Ordinary Peoples Society. Contact Pastor Kenneth Glasgow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-791-2433. (In Dothan, AL)