Isolated from Opportunity: The Impact of Criminal Records on People of Color
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 People of Color 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 men and women of color with criminal histories as well as their families and communities. 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 pursuea conversation on racial equality, justice and reconciliation here in our community and beyond!
About Trinity's Racial Justice Group
During the winter of 2014/15, a small group at Trinity began to talk about beginning a conversation in our parish focused on the crucial social issues of racial justice, equality, and reconciliation, especially in light of the incidents during the summer and fall of 2014 involving Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, Eric Garner in New York, and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, etc. As a first step, we invited a panel of speakers to present to us in May of 2015. Please see the Newtown Bee press release summarizing this first event.