Day of Empathy 2021

day of empathy

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 9:00 am


The Day of Empathy is a national day of action to generate empathy, humanize, and uplift the stories of those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

Together, we build unlikely alliances that bridge the political divide and bring people together to advance solutions that redefine justice and equity.

9:00 am panel: Bail reform, moderated by Josh Hoe, policy analyst, Safe & Just Michigan

Guests including Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit & Asia Johnson from The Bail Project
11:00 am panel: COVID in prison, moderated by Josh Hoe, policy analyst, Safe & Just Michigan

Guests include Michigan state Rep. Tenisha Yancey, Detroit Free Press writer Angie Jackson and Lorenzo Garrett, who sentence was recently commuted

1:00 pm panel: Long and indeterminate sentences, moderated by Daniel Jones, project coordinator, Michigan Collaboration to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI)

Guests include Michigan state Sen. Jeff Irwin, Ryan King of the Justice Policy Institute and Safe & Just Michigan Research Specialist Dr. Anne Mahar
3:00 pm panel: Civic oversight for pregnant people in prison, moderated by Natalie Holbrook, director, American Friends Service Committee Michigan Criminal Justice Program

Guests include State Sen. Erica Geiss, criminal justice reform advocate Siwatu-Salama Ra