Freedom for Our Families- Ending Barriers to Employment

Bay Area Black Worker Center in partnership with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Oakland Community Organizations, and others will be engaging Alameda County Officials to end mass incarceration. We will be discussing with our officials Proposition 47 and its impact on communities.This is an important opportunity for us to hear from our elected officials and to hold them accountable. For those who are unfamiliar with Proposition 47, it was passed last November. It allows people to change some nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors. This is an opportunity for our community given that many of our folks may be eligible.For those that are eligible to change their records, having a misdemeanor instead of a felony may allow people to access jobs that were previously not available to them.But you should know that there is less than 3 years left to be able to apply for a change of record.

And there are millions of dollars that are going to be saved by the state as a result of Proposition 47. These dollars are suppose to fund services to help people stay out of prison and to help people get a second chance at life and employment. We are fighting to make sure that these funds don't go back to the police.

For the Bay Area Black Worker Center this is not just about Proposition 47, it is also about the much bigger fight for fair employment for the Black community.

 

 

WHEN
June 23, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
St. Columba Community Catholic Church- 6401 San Pablo Ave. Oakland 94608
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