Please mark your calendars for our Hot Topic event, early this spring: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7-8:30 PM at the Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890. You don't want to miss this one!
The League of Women Voters of Winchester, with support from the Daniel Scharfman Foundation, is pleased to have as our speaker, Andrea James, the executive director and founder of Families for Justice as Healing, a criminal justice reform organization which focuses on the incarceration of women and its impact on children and communities. Ms. James, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, will discuss the high number of incarcerated women who are primary caretakers in the United States and her efforts to support a shift toward community wellness as an alternative to incarceration. She was instrumental in the introduction of H.1382, a bill to create community alternative sentencing for people convicted of nonviolent offenses who are primary caretakers of dependent children, into the MA legislature in 2015. Ms. James is also the author of UpperBunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On The Politics of MassIncarceration A Letter To My Children From A Mad, Black, Incarcerated Mother and a children's book, My Grandparents Are Polar Bears.
This program will be open to the public. Please invite your friends!