Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity’s
Justice Not Jails Program
Invites you to our Winter Conference:
Faith and Race: Challenging the Culture of Criminalization
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Join us as we examine the systemic culture of criminalization that disproportionately affects our communities of color.
We invite people of faith, educators, formerly incarcerated and detained persons, their families and community members to attend.
- How the criminalization of people of color, mass incarceration and immigration detention are the outgrowth of white supremacist ideology and structural racism.
- The experience of formerly incarcerated and detained, especially women
- The inhumanity and lasting impacts of the prison and detention experience on families
- The powerful ways formerly incarcerated persons have struggled and survived to maintain their dignity throughout a criminalizing experience
- How faith communities can play a powerful role in breaking down barriers so that returning residents can thrive.
Kelly Lytle Hernandez is a Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA. She is also the Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, she is the author of the award-winning book, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010), and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles . Currently, Professor Lytle Hernandez is the research lead for the Million Dollar Hoods project, which maps how much is spent on incarceration per neighborhood in Los Angeles County.
Dr. Charlene Sinclair has devoted nearly three decades to strategic organizational development and community organizing around racial and economic justice. Charlene currently holds the position of Managing Director of the Groundswell Fund, the country’s largest funder of reproductive justice movement building. At Groundswell, she manages capacity building and institutional leadership and is directing the recently launched Groundswell Action Fund, the largest c4 entity committed solely to black and women of color-led political organizing and power building.
We are excited to announce that the FAITH and RACE conference will be showing a screening of
“The Real Background Check ” by Tiffany Johnson