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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
We Deserve a Second Chance: Ex-Prisoners-Speak

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In this panel former prisoners and advocates will share the lessons they learned to help them make a successful transition back to society. We will illustrate why these best practices should be adopted by the department of corrections, and how society can benefit from restorative justice models that are proven to reduce crime and recividism.

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Shaka Senghor

Author, Drop A Gem Publishing
Shaka Senghor is a writer, mentor and motivational speaker whose story of redemption has inspired youth and young adults at high schools and universities across the nation. He is the Detroit Local Engagement Manager for BMe (Black Male Engagement. He is the founder of The Atonement... Read More →

Yusef Shakur

CEO, Ybs Consulting
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Trabian Shorters

Founder & CEO, BMe Community
Trabian Shorters has a long history of creating and running innovative networks for the public good. As Vice President of Communities for Knight Foundation from 2007-2013, he directed a $300M portfolio in 26 cities as well as the field-leading Knight Community Information Challenge... Read More →

Chris Wilson

Community Leader, Bmecommunity.org
Chris Wilson 2014 BMe Leader in Baltimore. Chris Wilson is a force for economic opportunity in Baltimore despite being sentenced to life in prison. As a 17-year-old, Chris Wilson was sentenced to life for murder. Today, he’s a full-time scholarship student (with plans to attend... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Salon 2 110 E 2nd St

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