Missouri - National Day of Empathy
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About the Event
During the Missouri Day of Empathy event, we will embody the theme PEOPLE + POWER + POLICY by uplifting the lived experiences of individuals impacted by the criminal legal system and humanizing them to the greater society and policymakers, in efforts to garner empathy and sponsorship for legislative reforms and community support. Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) will be joined by several advocacy and community organizations including Our Lives Matter, Organization for Black Struggle (OBS), Operation Liberation, and EX-Incarcerated People Organizing (Expo) St. Louis. State and Locally elected officials will join us to speak about their dedication to better communities and legislative efforts in support of criminal justice reform. Guests will include Prosecutor Wesley Bell, Senator Brian Williams, Reps Ashley Bland-Manlove, and spokesperson and former president of the Ethical Society of Police, Heather Taylor.
Empathy Network advocates and organizers across our nation will seek to explore the role of empathy in changing existing policies and practices in our criminal legal system. On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, we will gather for the fifth annual Day of Empathy. By registering for this #DayofEmpathy event, your email will be shared with Dream Corps, the event organizer, and their affiliated organization.
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