Every day we connect with people and organizations that give us strength and inspire us to do more. Meet a few of these remarkable community partners, thought leaders, and justice warriors through Just Talk, a podcast series hosted and produced by LSIC Digital Communications Director Ananda Leeke.
Interviews Coming Next Month:
- Teresa Hodge, Mission Launch, Inc. Founder
- Jonathan Newton, Founder of National Association Attorney General Police Brutality
Nkechi Taifa’s journey as a social justice warrior began in eighth grade when she saw a poster of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, in her Black Studies class. That moment laid the foundation for her studies at Howard University and George Washington University Law School, a passion for wanting justice and making a difference, and her current work as the Advocacy Director for Criminal Justice at the Open Society Foundations. More on Storify.
GLENN E. MARTIN
Glenn E. Martin, founder of JustLeadershipUSA (JLU), an organization committed to reducing the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030 by elevating the voice of Americans impacted by crime and incarceration and positioning them as informed, empowered reform partners. Listen to Glenn share how his six years in New York State prisons shaped his passion and career as a national leader and criminal justice reform advocate. During the interview, he explains why JLU created the Leading with Conviction Training to support returning citizens in becoming stronger and more effective leaders. (21:46 min.) More on Storify.
Roach Brown, a criminal justice and prison reform activist, established the nationally acclaimed prison theatrical troupe The Inner Voices while serving a life sentence. Roach shares his journey from prison to criminal justice consultant and his work as the producer and host of Crossroads, a weekly program addressing issues faced by returning citizens on WPFW 89.3 FM. Read more. (15:56 min.)
Is a noncitizen constitutionally entitled to a jury trial for a misdemeanor offense that results in deportation and other consequences if convicted? LSIC alum Alfred Carry (’10, Catholic Law School, Criminal Division) discusses the value of mooting and why he served as a LSIC pro bono attorney for Jean Baptiste Bado v. United States, a case he argued before the DC Court of Appeals in June 2016. Read more. (14:26 min.) More on Storify.
Community organizer, freedom fighter, and spoken word artist Sima Lee is founder of the Food, Clothing and Resistance Collective and a member of the Peace House.This interview was taped prior to her joining the staff at LSIC. (9:00 min.)
MICHELLE LEVERE & ANTOINE HARRIS
A conversation with Michelle Levere (director) and Antoine Harris (student) of the UDC School of Social Work. Read more. (17:42 min.)
Anthony Wilson is founder of Fully Restoring Every Sons Hope (FRESH) and The Great Injustice Paralegal and Consultant Service. After being wrongfully convicted of murder and spending 22 years in prison in Maryland, Wilson launched his organization and consulting service to help people living in jail and returning citizens.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LSIC E.D. MOSES COOK
Moses speaks about his focus on LSIC in 2016.
Moses talks about coaching a mock trial team and teaching public interest law at GWU Law School.