Network and Strategize! Community Conversations

Looking for more opportunities to dialogue, network and increase your toolbox of resources? Our Network and Strategize! Community Conversations do just that: creating space for individuals to come together around shared experiences and interests to build community, share skills and information, and create opportunities for future collaboration, networking, and connection. Facilitators will guide interactive conversations on a wide range of topics chosen by session attendees. Each session will include action steps that attendees can plug into after the conference is over.

Network and Strategize!

Calling all activists, advocates, and those wishing to get involved in the movement to end the harm that mass incarceration causes to our communities. This session will provide space for those doing movement building work to build community with one another by sharing their resources, ideas, and information about how to plug into the work.

Facilitated by people organizing to end mass incarceration in PA.

Patricia Vickers
Human Rights Coalition

Karen Lee
Human Rights Coalition

Naima Black

Russell Shoatz
CADBI

Kaytee Ray-Riek

Elisabeth Long
Campaign to Free Bresha – Philly

This session is for those with loved ones on the inside or who have recently come home. Having a loved one locked up can be stressful and create hardships for their family. This space will offer the opportunity to discuss strategies for self care within the context of supporting a loved one who is directly impacted by incarceration.

Facilitated by:

Khia Naylor
Philadelphia FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice (ICJ)

Pam Superville
RISE

Assata Thomas
ICJ

This session is for those who have had the lived experience of incarceration. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges to reentry and strategies for navigating coming home. Led by members of the Reentry Think Tank, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics and identify opportunities to build their leadership and power!

Facilitated by:

The Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank

This session is for those who work as frontline staff in the reentry field. This space is an exploration of the work of case managers, reentry service providers, group facilitators, therapists, peer educators, outreach workers, and more! Participants will look at issues of self care and burnout, barriers to inside/out communication, and share resources that help those who are coming home.

Lucy Gleysteen
Philadelphia FIGHT

Laura Sorenson
Morris Home

Andrew Spiers
Morris Home