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Fair Opportunities Speaker Event - We Are All Criminals

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04 August 2022


Join us for a riveting presentation and conversation on supporting Fair Opportunities from Emily Baxter of We Are All Criminals. The event is targeted to Ramsey County employers and other partners supporting Inclusive Workplaces.

We Are All Criminals is a catalyst for conversations about crime, privilege, punishment, and second chances. One in four people in the US has a criminal record; four in four have a criminal history. Through stories, statutes, and statistics, and policy implications we’ll examine the disparate impact of the criminal and juvenile justice systems on Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, and people experiencing poverty across the country. Using first-person narratives and compelling photography, we’ll look at how each of us is more than our mistakes.

Emily Baxter is the founder and director of We Are All Criminals (WAAC), a photo and story-based catalyst for conversations about race, class, privilege, and punishment. Prior to this, Emily served as the director of advocacy and public policy at the Council on Crime and Justice and as an assistant public defender representing members of the Leech Lake and White Earth Bands of Ojibwe. She is an attorney, advocate, and photographer, working with families, community groups, and national organizations to highlight injustices and amplify the voices and stories of people most impacted by our criminal legal system. Emily recently moved back to Minneapolis after six years in Durham where, in addition to her work with WAAC, she served as the director of the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

Thursday, August 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Ramsey County Plato Building - 90 W. Plato Blvd., 1st floor Conference Center – Saint Paul

Please register on Eventbrite

Event is sponsored by Ramsey County and the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County.


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