Our national dialogue around mass incarceration must include women, the fastest growing prison population. No nation incarcerates more women than America. On my Hope & Redemption Prison Tour, we visited a women's prison, CIW, to connect with the women inside + perform a special concert. I was deeply moved + impacted by the women I met inside CIW that day including one women named Red. To watch the full video, click the link in my bio! Video directed by @_One9_.
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August 28 marks the 62nd anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till + the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech at the March on Washington. While we celebrate the March on Washington + 'I Have a Dream' speech, we must also reflect on the lynching of 14 year old Emmett Till that happened 8 years earlier.
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From the South Side of #Chicago to the #California Governor's office. Earlier this week, I spent time meeting with CA Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Ricardo Lara, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Senate Majority Leader Kevin de León, Assemblyman Matthew Dababneh, and more legislators to advocate for justice reform in the California State Capitol building. I believe that it's time to end mass incarceration so I went to Sacramento to utilize my platform to stand up for the men and women in prison and spark change in our justice system. Photos by @SadeCJoseph.
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