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EPIC Talks Empowerment Series

Empowering People · Inspiring Communities

...short motivational talks designed for direct engagement in the most informative, inspiring, and pressing issues affecting the lives of individuals and families in communities of color, with the aim of cultivating solutions.

August 22, 2019 @ Riverside epicenter

135 Riverside pkwy · Austell, ga 30168

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What is the Epic Talk Empowerment Series?

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.

Our Next EPIC Talk:

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.

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kdbowe

K.D. Bowe

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confirmed speakers

michaelbrown

Michael Brown Sr.

Hands up Don't Shoot

Ferguson Movement

chiefwanda

Judge Wanda Dallas

Chief Magistrate Judge

Blind of Color Blind

daniel-blackman

Daniel Blackman

Author / Political Consultant . Social Karma
Leader. Social Advocate. Author. Daniel Blackman serves as COO at Social Karma where he is responsible for creating solutions that lead to Real & Permanent Good. While best known as a pioneer in the environmental movement, Daniel has been hard at work in social justice for more than a decade, fashioning solutions to some of urban America’s toughest problems. He serves as an advisor for multiple private and public sector entities that work to close gaps, particularly in the areas of race relations, interfaith initiatives, financial inclusion, and policy-making.
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jennifer

Jennifer Yankulova

Cobb Legal Aid

Access to Housing

tanguler

Tanguler Gray

Child Support Services

Outreach vs Incarceration

terence

Terence Lester

Love Without Walls & Dignity Museum

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

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jimmy

Jimmy Roach

R&B Hall of Fame

Too Many

hankklibanoff

Hank Klibanoff

Buried Truths
Nominated for the 2018 Peabody Award, Buried Truths acknowledges and unearths still-relevant stories of injustice, resilience and racism in the American South. Buried Truths is an investigative podcast that honors lives and reveals what’s been hidden, not published and not taught—from WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and professor, Hank Klibanoff, and the students in his civil rights cold cases class at Emory University. When we understand who we were, we can better understand who we are.
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lucymcbath

Rep. Lucy McBath

Everytown / Moms Demand Action

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.

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lennoshinds

Lennox S. Hinds, J.D.

EPIC TALKS Host

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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divinenine

Divine Nine “Justice” Panel

Discussion & Luncheon
Justice Lunch Panel Discussion
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EPIC Justice Voices

gov-nathandeal

Governor Nathan Deal

Governor
kimkardashian

Kim Kardashian

Celebrity
johnlegend

John Legend

Artist (singer)
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Bob Rogers

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Celebrity

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August 22, 2019. 8am-7pm

135 Riverside pkwy · Austell, ga 30168

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