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©2020 by Michigan Center for Youth Justice

1679 Broadway Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48197


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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Virtual Event

Hosted by Safe & Just Michigan

Wednesday, March 25th

Thursday, May 28
Towsley Auditorium
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 ahumayun@miyouthjustice.org

I Believe (Everything Gonna Be Alright)

A Benefit Concert hosted by MCYJ with Thornetta Davis