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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Gamaliel Decarceration Virtual Rally   Yesterday’s Decarceration Virtual Rally was a huge success thanks to an all-star line-up of speakers.  Rev. Dr. John Welch, chair of the Gamaliel Board of Directors, and Rev. Marian Boyle-Rohloff, chair of the Gamaliel Religious Leaders’ Caucus, co-moderated the event which included moving testimonies from Gamaliel leaders impacted by the criminal justice system;…

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Bob grew up and continues to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is involved with Gamaliel’s affiliate, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN). Bob has been the secretary of PIIN for approximately five years and is also part of the Education Task Force. How did you get involved with Gamaliel? I was a member of an organization…

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Komla Sam Ewu was born in Yokele, which is located in West Africa. After growing up with several hardships that many children in West Africa face such as hunger and physical abuse, he attained his high school diploma and then went on to achieve his Masters’ Degree in Linguistics from the University of Lome-Togo. Sam came…

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Lino is a member of the Gamaliel affiliate, CROP (Capital Region Organizing Project). He has been with CROP since October of 2013. Lino was born in Mexico and moved to California in the early 1980s. After moving to San Jose California, he started to become involved in the community and Unions by doing service work.…

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Rev. Brisco grew up in a small town in Mississippi and later moved to Detroit, Michigan. He currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he is the President of MICAH and the Co-Vice President of WISDOM, both of which are affiliates of Gamaliel. Rev. Brisco has been the President of MICAH for four years and the…

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Shaketa Redden grew up in Buffalo, then left for Washington, D.C. where she attended college and then worked as an instructional assistant in the D.C. public schools. After a year in San Diego as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working in a foster care office, she returned to Buffalo, where she joined VOICE…

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Juan Soto was born in Mexico and had lived there until he was five years old. Juan’s family moved to Chicago from Mexico and he has been living there ever since. Juan has been attending the St. Monica Catholic Church for the past five years. Juan has many responsibilities in Gamaliel. He is the Director…

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Salvador was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and is currently living in a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois called Pilsen. He is a part of the Saint Maurice Church but also attends mass at Providence of God or Saint Pius. Salvador’s position at Gamaliel is the Board President of Pilsen Neighbors Community Council. He was originally…

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