Unlocked Voices – A Mass Incarceration Narrative Change Training

Unlocked Voices - A Mass Incarceration Narrative Change Training 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023, 8:30 am




The United States represents approximately 5% of the global population, but houses more than 20% of people incarcerated worldwide. Systemic racism, for-profit prisons and a flawed justice system are some of the driving forces, but we have a moral obligation to make a change.

Faith and community leaders are invited to engage in a unique training opportunity focused on changing the narrative about mass incarceration. A program of the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration (Multifaith EMI), Unlocked Voices will help you…

  • Tap into your personal feelings and biases about mass incarceration
  • Learn how the dominate narrative about mass incarceration leads to a never-ending cycle of carceral punishment and state violence
  • Understand the needs of justice-impacted people and victims
    Learn how restorative justice can help facilitate the healing process
  • Harness your personal power and influence to affect change in your community
  • Identify local changemakers and how to enlist their support
  • Walk away with an action plan to help create a future beyond mass incarceration

Who Should Attend?

This training is designed for members of faith communities like pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and lay leaders. Community representatives involved in justice-related work also are invited to attend, as well those in the music industry who are committed to folding narrative change messaging into their performances.

What Should I Expect?

This is no ordinary “sit in your seat” training. The day will be filled with interactive exercises, opportunities to hear from impacted people and time to strategize about what can be accomplished in your community. Feel free to dress casually and come ready for a day that promises to be transformative!


If you have questions or would like more information, email Karen Phillips at kwphillips@phillipsmarek.com.


2650 N Druid Hills Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329


The Multi-faith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration (EMI) is focused on catalyzing a faith-rooted response to this issue in a way that adds value to existing work and furthers coherence in faith-rooted efforts. Our vision is for multi-faith communities to exercise and amplify their calls and actions for eliminating mass incarceration in a dedicated, savvy, and impactful manner.


The NIA is a non-profit 501c3 entity built with the intention of helping our communities build a better, and brighter future. However, we can’t do it alone! Please help support the NIA with your contributions! We work with a lot of volunteers who are eager to see a change in our community for the better, so you’re donations only go to creating POSITIVE change. Right NOW!