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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2013 Martin Luther King Marade

Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. Marade

Come walk with CCJRC at the MLK Marade on Monday, January 21, 2013. 
We invite individuals and groups to walk with us, expressing support for our
   Campaign to End the “New Jim Crow”
Bring your own signs, placards, banners, shirts, etc. to show your support that it is time for Colorado to end the New Jim Crow
 Michelle Alexander sums up her book by stating: “Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination – employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service – are suddenly legal. As a criminal, you have scarcely more rights, and largely less respect, than a black man living in Alabama at the height of Jim Crow. We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.”
“The New Jim Crow in the Age of Colorblindness”, by Michelle Alexander
 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

The event is usually very large and often somewhat confusing at the start.  Therefore, we will gather at the corner of 16th and Esplanade (directly west of the East High School Main Entrance.)  Look for our big blue Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition banner
PROGRAM:  There is a short program starting at 10:00 AM at the “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream Monument”, in Denver City Park.  The Marade starts at 10:45.  CCJRC staff will be at 16th and Esplanade starting at 9:30 AM. 

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