Launch of new Advocacy Series

Essie Justice Group invites you to tap into our collective power with this 3-part Advocacy Series.

Essie Justice Group is launching an Advocacy Series so women and gender non-conforming people with incarcerated loved ones in California can stay informed on issues impacting their loved ones and collectively advocate for change. This Advocacy Series is hosted by Alesha Monteiro, Essie member and Advocacy Fellow, and will feature various topical experts.

Upcoming Sessions:

Connect with us as we discuss “understanding and advocating for visits with your incarcerated loved one.” We will do a breakdown of CDCr’s current visiting rules and regulations, discuss the current yet long-standing issues that so many families are facing and attempt to brainstorm some next moves to advocate for our visits.

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 5-7 pm

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYudO2hrzIoHdzNTXD5C8zaHyuz8mMB9Lto

 

In this session we discuss “understanding CDCr’s 602 grievance process so you can advocate for your incarcerated loved one.” We will do a breakdown of CDCr’s current 602 policy, discuss the current yet long-standing issues that so many incarcerated people are facing and attempt to brainstorm some next moves to advocate for our loved ones.

When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 5-7 pm

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdOippjwjH9cTi0ka0ifLNc7GPSOqfOpK

 

Session 3: Legislative Change to Get Our Loved Ones Free: Learning about New Key CA Laws Related to Sentence Enhancements

California, a leader in the “hard on crime” era is finally seeing some relief by way of enhancement repeals amongst other new laws. We will do a deep dive into all of the bills that recently were written into law and hope that before the end of the session, you will be able to identify exactly what new laws will help bring your incarcerated loved one home and what is needed to help facilitate that.

When: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 5-7 pm

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwudOyqqD4vE9dfpCvr5LBisZ8jsGmVNDhR

 

Join us as we share information and ideas to push forward a plan to fight for the safety and freedom of our loved ones. For more information email [email protected]