You are invited to join us for our first annual Virtual Summit on Race and Justice in South Carolina to be held October 12th through the 15th. This event is designed to bring a broader awareness to the issues that continue to face the criminal justice system in South Carolina. This is a FREE virtual event, and registration is now open.
|Opening Speaker – Issac Bailey (Oct. 12th @ 10 a.m.)|
Bailey is a 1995 graduate of Davidson College and a veteran journalist who has won numerous writing and reporting awards and has conducted investigations that led to changes in the way the S.C. Department of Social Services handles child protection cases. His criminal justice reporting spurred the Myrtle Beach Police Department to create a position to focus on young people after Bailey’s investigative pieces highlighted the struggles of young black men in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood.
Bailey’s 2018 book, “My Brother Moochie,” which discusses the effects of the criminal justice system on black families, has received critical acclaim and has been featured in the New York Times. Bailey’s next book is scheduled for release on Oct. 6 and it touches on some of these themes as well. It is available for pre-order: “Why Didn’t We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland”
|Closing Speaker – Henderson Hill (Oct. 15th @ Noon)|
Henderson Hill joined the ACLU as Senior Counsel after decades-long service as a public defender (PDS), director of the NC Death Penalty Resource Center [ and its non-profit successor, the Center for Death Penalty Litigation], a partner at the civil rights law firm, Ferguson Stein Chambers (CLT), and as director of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina. Most recently, Henderson served as founding director of the 8thAmendment Project. Henderson launched, and continues to serve as co-director of RedressNC, an initiative to unwind extreme sentences through collaboration with community stakeholders, most principally moderate-progressive district attorneys.
This is a FREE event but we are accepting donations and sponsorships. All donations will go to support and continue our mission to promote fairness, reliability, and transparency in the criminal justice system for individuals facing the death penalty and juveniles facing life-in-prison sentencing. Please consider supporting the important work of Justice 360 and give the gift of justice today.