Sunday, September 09, 2007

Luis J. Rodriguez @ SFSU Sept. 19 at Jack Adams Hall

Luis J. Rodriguez, activist and author of "Always Running: La Vida
Loca, Gang Days in LA," will give the keynote lunchtime address at

The SF State Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, in
partnership with the San Francisco Safe Communities Reentry Council,
is sponsoring a one-day summit: "Working Together to Support San
Franciscans After Incarceration: The Second Annual Reentry Summit" on
Sept. 19 at Jack Adams Hall.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be on campus to give the opening
remarks. SF Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Sheriff Michael Hennessey,
District Attorney Kamala Harris and Public Defender Jeff Adachi are
also scheduled to speak. Luis J. Rodriguez, activist and author of
"Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LA," will give the keynote
lunchtime address on how successful reentry of the incarcerated can
reduce violence in society. RSVP by Sept. 12 to, or (415) 553-9349.
The Safe Communities Reentry Council will be hosting its second major
summit about reentry issues in San Francisco.
This summit features practical and relevant information detailing how
to improve the coordination and delivery of services for formerly
incarcerated individuals. The purpose of this event is to educate our
partners, key stakeholders and the general public about the challenges
faced by those who are reentering society after a period of
incarceration, study the current state of affairs and statistical data
concerning reentry and identify new solutions to providing better
transitional services to those who need them.
The Safe Communities Reentry Council was established in 2005 to
promote the safe and successful return of formerly incarcerated
individuals to our community by developing a comprehensive support
system that reduces violence and recidivism, and promotes public
8:30 am Registration — 9:00 am Program begins
Welcome: Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Opening Remarks: Mayor Gavin Newsom
Summit Overview: Public Defender Jeff Adachi
Panel Moderator: JoAnn Mar, public radio producer
Plenary Panel of Criminal Justice Partners
Jeff Adachi, Public Defender • Patrick Boyd, Deputy Chief of the
Probation Department • Kamala Harris, District Attorney • Michael
Hennessey, Sheriff • Ross Mirkarimi, Supervisor • Marisela Montes,
Chief Deputy Secretary of Adult Programs, CDCR • Phil Torda, Parole,
CDCR • Daniel Zurita, US Federal Probation
Lunchtime Keynote Address
Luis J. Rodriguez, speaking on reducing violence through successful
To read about Luis Rodriguez, please see
Afternoon Panel–At Home and in Communities: Decreasing the
Disproportionate Impacts of Violence and Incarceration
Panelists include: Rudy Aguilar, Parolee Services Network, Department
of Public Health • No Violence Alliance (NoVA) Project participants

Gerald Gage, Senior Ex-Offender Program • Ronald Sanders, Transitions
Clinic • Simin Shamji, Office of the Public Defender • Terese
Rodriguez and Kyle Sporleder, Project WHAT!–Community Works
Afternoon Panel –Inside and Out: Increasing Access to Appropriate
Services and Resources
Panelists include: Jason Bell, Project Rebound, SFSU • Karen Brown,
Northern California Service League • Bill Buehlman, All of Us or None
• Dan Macallair, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice • No
Alliance (NoVA) Project participants • Lisa Murphy, FREE Women
Coalition • Allyson West, California Reentry Program • Eddy Zheng,
Community Youth Center
4:00 pm Program ends
Wheelchair accessible. Please request other accommodations, such as
ASL or other language interpretation services by September 5th.
Sponsored by The California Endowment and the SF State Institute for
Civic and Community Engagement.

1 comment:

Ktrion said...

Geez! How did I not hear about this one?!?

I'm just catching up on all your posts and loving them.