The Southern Education Foundation was proud to join Pastor Raphael Warnock of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, acclaimed author, Michelle Alexander, Atlanta rapper, T.I., and other civil rights activists in fighting mass incarceration during the June 17-19 Ending Mass Incarceration Conference at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
SEF President, Raymond Pierce, served as moderator for the Pipeline to Possibilities Panel featuring Dallas, Texas Criminal Court judges The Honorable Judge Amber Givens-Davis, The Honorable Judge Stephanie Mitchell Huff, and The Honorable Judge Shequitta Kelly. Earlier Pierce presented the SEF report on the education of incarcerated youth titled, ‘Just Learning’. That report describes the persistent disparities of race within our Juvenile Justice system, the need for greater education of these detained youth, the lack of uniformity within the juvenile education structure, and the disturbing trend toward privatization of juvenile justice institutions. The report includes several recommendations for addressing the many inequities and damaging elements for the education of incarcerated youth in our juvenile justice systems.