Abolish Auto Decline: Stop Sending our Children to Prison
Join us Tuesday, March 30th from 6-7:30 pm to learn about Auto Decline and the impact this has had and continues to have on communities of color. This webinar will feature those directly impacted by the criminal justice system as well as community members dedicated to dismantling the system that continues to put children in cages. The criminalization of youth of color by the legal system has resulted in their harsh sentencing and over-representation in jails/prisons. This webinar will speak specifically on Washington State but highlights the alarming trends nationally that continue to disproportionately affect the life course of black and brown youth. Featuring Seattle Attorneys Nick Allen, Nikkita Oliver, and former King County Prosecutor Stephan Thomas, and Washington State Senators Jeannie Darneille and Rebecca Saldaña will discuss SB 5122 on Juvenile Sentencing Reform, which she co-sponsored.
Please join King County Equity Now, George Jackson Freedom Coalition, El Comite, Free Them All, Rooted Reentry, APICAG, Seattle People’s Party, and East African Community Services, and more for the campaign kickoff which will be streamed via zoom right here. No registration is required for the webinar. To support the efforts to abolish Auto Decline sign onto the campaign via https://www.kidsarekidswa.org/endorsement/. We hope that you will join us for this important discussion!
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