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Program: The Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative EJI.org, based in Montgomery, Alabama, is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. EJI challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creates hope for marginalized communities. EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. EJI founded the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, a national memorial to commemorate the Black victims of lynching in the United States. While White individuals were also lynched, this memorial is intended to focus on and acknowledge past racial terrorism and advocate for social justice in America. It opened in downtown Montgomery, Alabama on April 26, 2018.
Presenter: Elliot Spillers, EJI Project Manager. Elliot obtained a B.S. in Commerce and Business Management in 2016 from the University of Alabama. A YWCA Central Alabama Social Justice AmeriCorps Member in Birmingham, he coordinated social justice programs for high school students, investigating the role of heritage, culture, and racial identity in adolescent development.
Start Time: 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Speaker Time: 12:30 pm
Meeting Ends no later than 1:15 pm
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