The EMI Conference: Let Our People Go

Monday, June 17, 2019, All day event

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA

This event, convened by the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Auburn Seminary, and in partnership with The Temple of Atlanta, is a gathering of influential faith leaders and criminal justice thought leaders from around the country who share a common interest in practical solutions for abolishing America’s massive and increasingly privatized prison industrial complex. We will focus exclusively on determining the central issues pertaining to ending mass incarceration that our interfaith movement needs to place its focus upon and tools local congregations and faith communities can use to make an impact.

It will be a major convening of persons from diverse contingencies who are interested in collaborating, organizing and finding ways to combat the continual evolution of the prison industrial complex. And, will be the catalyst for faith-based regional criminal justice reform efforts across the states.

Here’s what to expect should you attend:  

Active participation.  You will be actively engaged as a full participant throughout the entire event. Unlike typical events where most attendees are passive listeners, your active participation at the planning meeting actually matters to the overall outcome.

Join the Movement.  All invitees to the planning meeting we believe would be great additions to our growing network of individuals dedicated to ending mass incarceration.  As a result, we will gladly add you and/or your organization to our movement roster.

Open new vistas.  You have the opportunity to expand your network, meet potential partners and learn from people with a wide range of background and experiences on the subject matter.

Make real social change. You will participate in hands-on, interactive and innovative sessions designed to find solutions to a vexing social problem. And have the opportunity to be a part of directly impacting positive change on our country’s criminal justice system.