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National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls to hold national FreeHer conference in Tulsa

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We TULSA, Okla. – The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls will hold its national conference, FreeHer, in Tulsa on Sept. 28-30. Oklahoma leads the nation in incarceration, but Tulsa is an outlier, producing proven strategies to reduce the prison population. This conference will highlight criminal justice reform work being done around the country as well as in Tulsa.                       

WHAT: Opportunities to learn about criminal justice work across the U.S. and in Tulsa

WHO:   The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls               

Interviews will be available with:

  • Andrea James, executive director of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
  • Mimi Tarrasch, senior program director for Women in Recovery
  • Stephanie Horten, director of Criminal Justice Collaborative
  • Robin Steinberg, executive director of Still She Rises 

WHEN: Members of the media are invited to the following events:

Friday, Sept. 28

  • Scheduled Sessions

○      Still She Rises and Women in Recovery: 8 A.M. — 10 A.M.

○      Clemency: 1:30 P.M. – 3 P.M.

  • Opening Night Reception: 5 p.m. — 6:30 P.M.

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • Scheduled Sessions

○      Family: 8:30 a.m . – 10 A.M.

○      1:30 p.m. – 2:45 P.M.

○      Media Relations: This interactive session will cover setting a strategy for interacting with reporters, preparing and practicing for interviews, and an introduction to operationalizing media outreach.

Presenters: Queen Karen Garrison, Piper Kerman

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

○      Lawyering for the Movement: The legal system is a tool. It often inflicts great harm, but it can also be used to further social justice goals.

Presenters: Catherine Sevencko, Jesselyn McCurdy, Marbre Stahly-Butts, Jill Webb

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

○      Teaching Justice Involved individuals to Code as a Means of Liberation: In today’s increasingly digital world, it is crucial for children, young adults, and especially young women and girls to learn how to protect themselves in the digital space. This workshop serves as a primer on digital security.

Presenter: Alex Qin

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • Scheduled Sessions

○      Black Mamas Bailout: 8 A.M. – 10 A.M.

WHERE:       Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills 1902 E. 71st St. Tulsa, OK 74136

About The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

The mission of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls is to end incarceration of women and girls. We do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward our shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice. 

 

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