Why it Matters

The current criminal justice system in the U.S. is the inevitable outcome of centuries of systemic racism and economic inequity.  Societal failure to ensure quality employment, housing, education, and healthcare (including behavioral health and mental health) to huge numbers of people—especially poor people and people of color—combined with an calculated, insidious legislative, regulatory, and judicial…

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Strategies for Ending Mass Incarceration

Strategy 1:  Create greater awareness and an alternative vision in the broader community, starting with the faith community At its core, mass incarceration is a serious spiritual and moral issue for our nation.  Communities and nations cannot systematically and unreflectively cage and marginalize massive numbers of human beings without first diminishing the recognition of their…

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Join us for the Civil Rights of Immigrants Town Hall and Action

Download Flyer   Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-6trT8qEtd-2I69TRgrjot-WkN4eVMJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   To join via Facebook Live, go to the Gamaliel Facebook page: facebook.com/gamaliel-network.

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Press conference tomorrow on release of Gamaliel Hate Crimes and White Nationalism Theological Statement

You are invited to join a press conference tomorrow about the release of the Gamaliel Hate Crimes and White Nationalism Theological Statement. See details in the media advisory below.   MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2020 Contact:  Rev. Cynthia Owen Jarrold [email protected] /(913) 219-3198   Faith Leaders from the Gamaliel Network Release Hate…

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Materials and Follow-up to Gamaliel Decarceration Virtual Town Hall

Thank you for joining last Thursday evening’s Decarceration Virtual Town Hall. Included with this email is a recording of the town hall, as well as some of the resources (see sidebar) shared by breakout leaders. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we act together to make decarceration a reality for the folks who are sitting…

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Today is U.S. Census Day-Take the Gamaliel 2020 Census Challenge!

Today, April 1, is U.S. Census Day. It is not a deadline—it is the date for determining who is counted and where they are counted in the 2020 Census. The numbers secured from the census are critical. They determine where future federal and state funding is directed and how electoral district boundaries are determined for…

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Join us for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall

Join me, along with leaders and organizers from across the Gamaliel Network, for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall, as we continue our fight to reduce the number of people being held in our prisons, jails, and detention centers during the coronavirus pandemic. The town hall, scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m.…

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