Isolated from Opportunity: The Impact of Criminal Records
on Individuals, Families, and Communities
Presented by Attorney Daniel Bowes
Saturday, March 26, 2016
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
The Racial Justice group at Trinity Episcopal Church-Newtown is pleased to announce a workshop on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 from 2 pm – 4 pm entitled “Isolated from Opportunity: The Impact of Criminal Records on Individuals, Families, and Communities in Modern American.” This session will be presented by Attorney Daniel Bowes, an Equal Justice Works Fellow with the Justice Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In this training, Attorney Bowes will explore the legion of civil disabilities triggered by criminal convictions and the destructive impact of these "collateral consequences" on individuals, families, and communities, including the disproportionate impact on individuals and communities of color. Potential policy reforms and advocacy efforts will also be discussed.
Attorney Bowes is a graduate of Duke University and the New York University School of Law. He previously served as supervising attorney of Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Second Chance Employment and Housing Project. Attorney Bowes serves as vice-chair of Our Children’s Place, a nonprofit agency committed to the well-being of the 30,000 children in North Carolina with an incarcerated parent.
We look forward to seeing you at this third event we’ve hosted over the past year here at Trinity as we continue to pursue a conversation on racial equality, justice and reconciliation here in our community and beyond!
Our caring does not end at our church doors. God calls us to reach out to our community and the world. At Trinity we cultivate a culture that encourages members to regularly engage with, listen to, walk with, learn from, and develop relationships with those around us representing different racial and ethnic groups and social classes as we discern how to better prepare for and witness the Kingdom of God in the larger community.
We invite you to check these pages often for news on activities and insight from parishioners as we move forward on this journey.
Why is the Trinity Bell Ringing?
Parishioner Gordon Strother, as part of a ministry created by deathpenalty.org, tolls the bell at 6pm for two minutes on the evenings of a scheduled execution anywhere in the United States. Gordon has participated in this ministry for over 12 years.