The “EPIC Talks Empowerment Series” is a round of short motivational talks designed for direct engagement in the most informative, inspiring, and pressing issues affecting communities of color, with the aim of cultivating solutions. Each quarterly “EPIC Talk” session features recognized speakers with a multitude of expertise in a variety of industries and domains of life.
Georgia is a leader in common sense solutions to improvement of the criminal justice system. In fact, the city of Atlanta in 2018 enacted cash bail reform to overcome decades of subjugation of the city’s most vulnerable. Further, the federal government in December 2018 passed the “First Step Act” designed to ease punitive prison sentences at the federal level.
There is great synergy at all levels of government and the resolve to fix injustices is real and tangible. The “EPIC Talks Empowerment Series | Criminal Justice Reform Day” focuses on solutions and strategies that drive results. Local, national, and international voices give intentional focused attention to themes that empower and inspire results.
Blind of Color Blind
Access to Housing
Outreach vs Incarceration
In 2013, Terence formalized the concept of Love Beyond Walls as more than just an idea by incorporating as a nonprofit and living as homeless person in the heart of the City of Atlanta. With the permission of his family, he lived on the streets to understand the sufferings of those faced with homelessness and poverty. He was put out of shelters, slept under bridges, ate handouts, begged for money, got put out of restaurants, stayed up countless days, and experienced every aspect of homelessness first-hand. http://www.lovebeyondwalls.org
After her son’s death, McBath, a longtime Delta flight attendant, quit her job and shifted her focus to advocating for gun control, serving as a national spokeswoman for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Lennox S. Hinds retired in January 2017 as Professor Emeritus in the Program in Criminal Justice; Hinds is additionally a world-renowned criminal defense and international human rights lawyer. His expertise and services have been widely sought and his clients have included Nelson Mandela, whom he has represented in the United States, and, separately, the South African government. In addition, Hinds lectures extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America, and has published and taught about crimes against humanity under the international law for more than two decades. He is the permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) for the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, an organization that he served as vice president. Most recently, Hinds was appointed by the UN as lead counsel to represent defendants accused by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of international humanitarian law.
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