by Bud Clark, Chair, Economic Inequality Task Force
On May 6, 2021, from 7:00-8:00 PM (Pacific Time) the Desert Southwest Conference Economic Inequality Task Force of the Conference Board of Church & Society, will present the third webinar in the series for 2021. This event will discuss economic inequality and its impact on prison reform.
Previously, we presented webinars regarding the impact of economic inequality on race and on education. The first events have been very informative, with excellent panelists answering questions regarding the subject. This next panel will include three knowledgeable and involved individuals in the criminal justice reform effort.
Attend the May 6th event and you will be better informed on the problem and what is happening legislatively. Registration is required to attend via Zoom. Click on the link below to register and then share the link to invite others from your community to register and attend via Zoom. https://dscumc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cXfm0mUzR4qyAIRgYeAtKA
The live stream of this event will be available at https://www.youtube.com/DSCCommunication.
- Paul Bullis, Desert Southwest Conference Chair of Prison Reform Ministry
- Billie Fidlin, Desert Southwest Conference Director of Justice and Outreach
- Exoneree, Khalil Rushdan is an on-the-ground mentor and resource for both Arizona Justice Project clients and hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals through the SAGE Counseling program. Members of both the Legal Community and the private sector look to Rushdan as a leader who brings “real-time” solutions to the community that helps empower individuals by rebuilding their lives upon release from incarceration.
- Gerald S. Williams Sr. is the HEAT program Coordinator for the Pima Co. Criminal Justice Reform Unit. He has worked with AFSC for several years on reframing justice work in Tucson. He is an active member of his church and a community leader. Gerald is a certified Peer Support Specialist and Recovery Coach.