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, July 31, 2012

Spirit and Struggle

Spirit & Struggle
Our Work For Liberation Continues
A Public Conversation Between Celebrated Civil Rights Activists
Dr. Angela Davis and Dr. Vincent Harding
An Event of the Loretto Community's 200th Year Jubilee
Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Colorado Heights University
Colorado Heights Theater
3001 S. Federal Boulevard, Denver
Performances by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and the SOAR Charter School
Buy your tickets at www.spiritandstruggle.com
For more information contact:  spiritandstruggle@yahoo.com
Spirit and Struggle will be a public conversation between Dr. Vincent Harding and Dr. Angela Davis, both of whom have been deeply involved with the civil rights struggle.  It will attempt to surface some of the connections between spirit and struggle as well as include some of the younger voices of today’s struggle. This public conversation will be one of the many events which will happen throughout the country to celebrate the 200 years of existence of the Sisters of Loretto.  It will reflect the historic faith-based call of the sisters to serve as educators and to stand with those who resist oppression and injustice.
Dr. Vincent Harding and his late wife, Rosemarie Freeney Harding, worked in various capacities as full-time teachers, activists and negotiators in the southern Freedom Movement. Coretta Scott King invited Dr. Harding to help her develop the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Atlanta. Dr. Harding served as senior academic advisor to the PBS television series Eyes On The Prize. In 1981 Vincent joined the faculty of the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. There he was a Professor of Religion and Social Transformation until his retirement in 2004.  In 1997, he and his wife founded The Veterans of Hope Project, a center for the study of religion, culture and democracy utilizing filmed autobiographical accounts of women and men who have worked for decades in spirit-based movements for compassionate social change.
Read his extended biography here.
Dr. Angela Davis has taught at a number of colleges and universities, and for the past fifteen years has been at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is currently Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Dr. Davis has authored eight books and has lectured throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. She is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.
Read her extended biography here.
Christie Donner, Executive Director
Pamela Clifton, Communications Coordinator
Ellen Toomey-Hale, Finance and Development Coordinator
John Riley, Coalition Coordinator

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