Faith and Race Conference: From the Trenches

Justice Not Jails’ Faith and Race conference is intended to be informative, inspirational, and transformative—with the hope that we can become united across faith traditions, race, gender, and personal histories in search of envisioning concrete ways to systematically dismantle and abolish the prison industrial complex.

In addition to talks by Kelly Lytle Hernandez and Charlene Sinclair, the January 26 event will feature a film and two in-depth panel sessions:

Documentary Film: “The Real Background Check” by Tiffany Johnson

Returning Residents Panel: “In Their Own Voice”

  • Lisa James, All of Us or None—Moderator
  • Sequarier McCoy, All of Us of None
  • Dirk Patterson, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity Ambassador
  • Angelique Evans, All of Us of None
  • Rodriguez, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity Ambassador
  • Phal Sok, Youth Justice Coalition

Beyond Bars Congregations Panel: “Faith Communities Accepting the Challenge”

  • Troy F. Vaughn, Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership—Moderator
  • Rabbi Adam Siegel, Biet T’Shuvah
  • Marwa Rifahie, Esq., Council on American Islamic Relations-LA
  • Nora Jacob, UrbanMission & Pomona Valley Reentry Coalition
  • Pastor Cue Jn-Marie, The Row Church, Black Brown Clergy Community Coalition

Faith and Race:
Challenging the Culture of Criminalization
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90018

To register:

For information, contact Rev. Larry Foy at

Cosponsors: All of Us or None • Amity Foundation • Beit T’Shuvah • Brave New Films • Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR-LA • Fair Chance Project • Gailen & Cathy Reevers Community Center • LA Progressive • LA Filipino American United Church of Christ • LA Regional Re-entry Project (LARRP) • Lincoln Memorial UCC • National Religious Campaign Against Torture 8 UrbanMission • Ward AME