October 21, 2014 - 8:30am

There has been a growing consensus that we need to fundamentally shift the direction of the criminal justice system. At our 2nd Annual Justice Rising breakfast, we're excited to bring together the leading minds on this issue in order to talk about how to end mass incarceration and build safe and prosperous communities. 

New York Times bestselling author Baratunde Thurston will moderate an intimate conversation with Ella Baker Center co-founder Van Jones, civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander, the author of the bestselling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and Shaka Senghor who spent 19 years in Michigan's Department of Corrections and is now a writer, mentor, motivational speaker, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab Fellow.

Justice Rising is Sold Out! Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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The Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland 94612
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