Proposition 47 Community Forum


Prop 47 Community Forum: Progressives’ Role in Implementation

WHY: “Prop 47: We Support It, But It’s Complicated.”

On Sunday JANUARY 25, 2015, 1:00 – 5:30 pm, at Golden Gate University School of Law

536 Mission Street in San Francisco, Room 2201 (BART to Montgomery Street Station)

Free Childcare Provided *** 2.5 Hours MCLE credit for attorneys

Panel discussions and breakout sessions, featuring: formerly incarcerated people, public defenders, legal service providers, advocates for prison abolition & civil rights

  • What’s the most comprehensive implementation model for Proposition 47 outreach?
  • Where do we go from here for large-scale criminal justice change?
  • How do we work with or around people who oppose change in our post-47 world?
  • How do we build the most inclusive movement we can for future success?

1pm-2pm “Outreach & Implementation Models.” SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods, Meredith Desautels of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Eliza Hersh of East Bay Community Law Center, Milena Blake from Californians for Safety & Justice. Moderator Alex Berliner of All Of Us Or None.

2:15-3:30 “Building An Inclusive Movement.” Lenore Anderson of Californians for Safety & Justice, Prof. Cynthia Chandler of Golden Gate University, Manuel La Fontaine of All Of Us Or None, Laura Magnani of American Friends Service Committee, Natasha Minsker of American Civil Liberties Union, Lynne Lyman of Drug Policy Alliance. Moderator Dorsey Nunn of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.

3:45-4:45 BREAKOUT SESSION “Cultivating A Network Of Unlikely Allies,” with facilitator Manuel LaFontaine of All Of Us Or None.

3:45-4:45 BREAKOUT SESSION “Next Steps Towards Change,” with facilitator Harriette Davis of All Of Us Or None.

4:45-5:30 Wrap-up & light refreshments

Free event, open to the public.

Co-sponsored by  Public Interest Programs &