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Criminal Justice Reform Symposium

January 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Criminal Justice Reform Symposium

In Partnership with the Greater Baltimore Urban League, the Baltimore Branch of the NAACP & the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
4 pm – 6pm
Location: Reginald F. Lewis Museum Upper Lobby

Free and open to the public

The Greater Baltimore Urban League – in partnership with NAACP, Reginald F. Lewis Museum & Downtown Partnership of Baltimore – will host Criminal Justice Reform: The Role of Legal Systems in Civil Rights Symposium & Honoring Ceremony, on MLK Day from 4pm to 6pm. The Lewis Museum’s executive director Terri Lee Freeman will provide welcome remarks and context for why criminal justice reform is important to discussions on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will then hear from those impacted by challenges in the criminal justice system including Erania Pretty and Marlow Bates, Sr. The afternoon will conclude with a panel discussion with and recognition of modern-day civil rights advocates who have worked to move us to a more equitable Maryland. Panelists will include:

Hon. Wanda K. Heard, Chief Judge, 8th Judicial Circuit of Maryland (RET)
Hon. Marilyn Mosby, Former State’s Attorney, Baltimore City
Attorney Warren A. Brown
Attorney William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr.
Major Milton L. Corbett (RET)