January 26, 2024
The ACSP had the opportunity to speak to public and private defenders and policy advocates on the topic of Avoiding Lonely Games: Choosing Allyship as a Defense Lawyering Practice, through a CLE presentation Luci gave at the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' (GACDL) 2024 Winter Seminar & Annual Meeting at the State Bar, and a social event afterwards. We were glad to be in and build community with local attorneys fighting hard for and with their clients. And we were very proud to see ACSP Board Member and movement lawyer, Devin Franklin (pictured below), and longtime ally and supporter, attorney Mark Loudon-Brown, honored with the GACDL President's Commitment to GACDL Award. Thanks to all the folks who made this happen, and to those who were willing to engage in critical conversations.
October 25, 2023
The ACSP's founding director, Luci Harrell, spoke on a panel at the annual Decriminalizing Race & Poverty Symposium, hosted by the Southern Center for Human Rights at the GSU College of Law, and featuring keynote speaker Andrea Armstrong. WATCH HERE.
"Let My People Vote" Town Hall in Macon
October 7, 2023
The ACSP had our first tabling at the Macon, Georgia voting rights town hall organized by the Rights Restoration Coalition of Georgia. We appreciated the chance to be in community with other orgs doing amazing advocacy work, and to connect with our brothers and sisters who have recently been released, as well as family members advocating for their loved ones still inside.
SCHR Reentry Retreat
September 28, 2023
Waleisah Wilson, Client Services Advocate at the Southern Center for Human Rights, invited Luci to present on post incarceration syndrome (PICS) at the organization's second annual Reentry Retreat. More information on this can be found in the ACSP's PICS Executive Summary.