Join with hundreds of others from around the state advocating for a more safe, just & effective criminal justice system. The elected officials who can make a significant and lasting change need to hear your stories and experiences of a system that has become too big, too unfair & brings healing too rarely. Don’t forget to take the empathy pledge!
Panel Times and Registration Links
10:00 am: Clean Slate
Panelists: John Cooper (Executive Director, Safe & Just Michigan), Hakim Crampton (Just Leadership USA, Nation Outside), Jarett Ruffin (Impacted Activist), and Jason Smith (MCYJ Director of Youth Justice Policy)
11:30 am: Pregnancy in Prison: Standards of Care
Panelists: Moderator: Natalie Holbrook (AFSC Michigan), Senator Erika Geiss (Senate District 6), Siwatu Salama-Ra (Impacted Activist), Ashley Scott (Impacted Activist)
1:00 pm: Michigan Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice Discuss the Day of Empathy
The discussion will be led by Aswad Thomas (Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice)
3:00 pm: Michigan Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration
Panelists will include: Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Monica Jahner (ARRO, impacted task force member)
The Michigan Day of Empathy is part of the National Day of Empathy, sponsored by #Cut5o.
Day of Empathy
Hosted by Safe & Just Michigan
Wednesday, March 25th
Thursday, May 28
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
General Admission tickets: $25
Doors open to the public at 7:00pm
VIP Package: $75
VIP reception begins at 6:45pm and includes champagne punch, hors devours, seating in the VIP section, and mingling with the band!
**If event is cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions purchased tickets will be refunded.
For more information, or accommodated seating, contact: 517-482-4161 or
I Believe (Everything Gonna Be Alright)
A Benefit Concert hosted by MCYJ with Thornetta Davis