CDF-SRO Press Releases

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On October 22, 2011 CDF-SRO will team up with The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), ACLU of Mississippi, NAACP of Mississippi, Young People’s Project of Jackson, F.A.I.T.H Inc. and other partners to host an Art, Poetry and Justice SLAM to observe National Youth Justice Awareness Month. The purpose of National Youth Justice Awareness Month is to raise awareness about youth prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system.  Mississippi is one of 20 states that is participating in a national effort to keep kids out of the adult criminal justice system and end the school to prison pipeline. We will also raise awareness for issues pushing our youth into the juvenile or adult systems, using poetry and art. Over the past three years, events have been held across the country. These events have all been successful in raising the awareness and participation in important youth justice issues across the country. The SLAM is scheduled for 7 p.m. and registration begins at 6 p.m. For more information about this event and the location, please contact CDF-SRO's Layla Fitzgerald at (601) 291-4060.

June 22, 2011 - Reverend Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago will join other distinguished guests on the campus of Tougaloo College. He will speak Thursday at the Unita Blackwell Young Women’s Leadership Institute at Tougaloo College. Click here to read leadership news release.

May 6, 2011 - The CDF’s Jackson office will host a Watch Party and Reception on Monday, May 16 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides and the premiere of the PBS film, "Freedom Riders."  Click here to read watch party release.





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