Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Civil rights advocate in Denver this week - The Denver Post

Civil rights advocate in Denver this week - The Denver Post

Prof. Michelle Alexander, civil rights advocate and author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," is in Denver to make her case that a racial caste system still exists in America.

Sponsored by The Veterans of Hope Project, Iliff School of Theology and several other Denver organizations, Alexander will speak on racial justice at several events Wednesday and Thursday.

Iliff will host a brown-bag lunch and conversation with Alexander, "Words of Wisdom, Actions of Hope: A Challenge to Communities of Faith," 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Iliff Great Hall, 2201 S. University Blvd..

At 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Park Hill United Methodist Church will host a public forum with Alexander and co-panelists Christie Donner, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition executive director, and Francisco Gallardo of the Gang Rescue and Support Project. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. The church is at 5209 Montview Blvd.

At 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Alexander will issue "A Challenge to the Youth Community" and will take questions from students at Manual High School, 1700 E. 28th Street.

Space is limited, so RSVP for events by calling 303-765-3194 or emailing gsmith@iliff.edu.

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