On Tuesday, October 6th, the Connecticut – Southern, Western, & Northern Area hosted their Area Chair and Hospitaller’s Choice Book Virtual Discussion and Panel on Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by best selling author, Bryan Stevenson.
Virtual Discussion Panelists
Order of Malta members and guests learned from the three panelists as they discussed the book, gave witness to their first hand experience with our judicial system and educate us on how we might be part of fixing a broken system.
John Santa, KM
- The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream, by Brian E. Moran and the Malta Justice Initiative
- Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration, by Christine Montross
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson
- Letter from Birmingham Jail (MLK Jr) https://swap.stanford.edu/20141218230016/http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/kingweb/popular_requests/frequentdocs/birmingham.pdf
- Reach out to John Santa to connect to the motion on solitary confinement.
- Click here to read about John.
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
- Women Against Mass Incarceration website: http://wamict.org/
- Family and Mass Incarceration – What the Church Should Know presentation available by contacting Tiheba directly to come and speak in your faith community.
- Click here to read about Tiheba.
- Link to new bill on police reform: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2020&bill_num=6004
- Regular session starts in January, and there will be a lot of criminal justice related legislation, including (hopefully) the restoration of voting rights to everyone incarcerated!
- Click here to read about Alex.
Other Links That May Interest You
Hall of Change, first induction to the Hall of Change Museum of formerly incarcerated persons who have made a difference. Tiheba Bain was inducted with 7 other recipients: https://www.facebook.com/CTHallOfChange/videos/2380991032207131/