2015 Reentry Reflection Events
Sunday, January 18, 2015:
8:30am and 11:00am: Justice Sunday
8:30am: Brighter Day Ministries, Congress Heights Campus, 421 Alabama Avenue, SE.
11:00am: Brighter Day Ministries, A.P. Shaw Campus, 2525 12th Place, SE.
CSOSA will join with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) to launch our annual Reentry Reflection observance with special presentations to be held during the 8:30am and 11:00am worship services at Brighter Day Ministries two campuses. CSOSA Director Nancy Ware will deliver remarks along with the NAFJ's Elder Carlvern Dunn. A short film about Justice Sunday will also be shown at the 11:00am service. Mentor recruitment will be conducted.
Monday, January 19, 2015:
11:30am and 12:00pm: 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk and Parade--Commemorating the MLK Holiday: Looking Back, Moving Forward Together.
11:30am: Peace Walk, 2500 MLK Ave., SE
12:00pm: Parade, 2700 MLK Ave., SE
The Peace Walk will convene at the United Black Fund Office. The Parade will proceed from St. Elizabethâ€™s East to Leckie Elementary School.
Monday, January 19, 2015:
10:00am-1:00pm: Black Lives Matter: Getting Back to the Dream
Location: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, NW
Panel discussion hosted by the US Attorney's Office covering The Discretionary Powers of Prosecutors, Surviving the Police Stop and The Juvenile Justice System.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015:
1:00pm-3:00pm: New Directions in Reentry: What Returning Citizens With Mental Illness Really Need to Be Successful
Location: Arnold & Porter, Paul Porter Conference Room, 555 12th Street, NW
University Legal Services and the DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project present a forum on what returning citizens with mental illness need to be successful.
Saturday, February 7, 2015:
9:30am-1:00pm: State and Clergy...Together Finding Solutions
Location: Allen Chapel AME Church, 2498 Alabama Ave., SE
The DC Office on Returning Citizen Affairs and Allen Chapel's Missing Link Ministry will host a round table discussion on the role of clergy and faith communities in the reentry process. Hear from members of the faith community about their experiences assisting returning citizens.
Thursday, February 12, 2015:
6:00pm-8:30pm: I'm Home...They Wouldn't Hire Me, What are My Rights? A Returning Citizens and DC Office of Human Rights Dialog
Location: Dorothy Height Branch Library, 3935 Benning Road, NE
Returning Citizens United will host a community forum exploring the impact of the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014, legislation that implements the "Ban the Box" policy in the private sector.
Saturday, February 14, 2015:
8:30am-3:00pm: Women's Symposium— "Lifetime Makeover"
Location: Temple of Praise, 700 Southern Avenue, SE.
CSOSA will join with other agencies to host this day-long forum that includes speakers and creative activities geared toward enlightening, empowering and motivating women at the Fairview Residential Re-Entry Center, on community supervision with CSOSA or otherwise involved in the criminal justice system.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015:
6:00pm-8:00pm: Men or Boys? 18-24 In Our Criminal Justice System.
Location: Thurgood Marshall Bldg., 1816 12th Street, NW
The Reentry Network for Returning Citizens will host a panel discussion addressing this topic.
Thursday, February 19, 2015:
6:30pm-8:30pm: Citywide Reentry Assembly
Location: Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Avenue, NE
CSOSA will recognize the accomplishments of volunteers assisting our Faith Based Initiative and our Mentors and Mentees of the year.
Friday, February 20, 2015:
10:00am-2:00pm: DC Job Fair--Re-Enter the Workforce With Pride
Location: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth Street, SW
Meet with many hiring businesses in a single day! Free and open to the public. Visit www.arenastage.org/jobfair for the most up-to-date information.
For more information please contact:
Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director
CSOSA Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental,
and Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 220-5440