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Wed, Apr 28


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Redefining the Narrative

Redefining the Narrative: A Historic Event to Launch the Final Report of the Statewide Women's Justice Task Force of Illinois

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Redefining the Narrative
Redefining the Narrative

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT

Online Event

About the Event

Featuring Special Guests:

Illinois First Lady MK Pritzker

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

CNN Top 10 Hero Susan Burton, Founder, A New Way of Life Reentry & the SAFE Housing Network

Convened by The Women's Justice Institute

Hosted by Statewide Task Force 

Co-Chairs:Colette Payne, Director, WJI Reclamation Project

Pam Rodriguez, President, TASC

Please join us to celebrate the release of Redefining the Narrative, a comprehensive strategy to cut the state women's prison population by 50%+ and Beyond.

About the Statewide Women’s Justice Task Force of Illinois

Launched in July 2018, the Statewide Women's Justice Task Force of Illinois became the first of its kind in the nation to unify hundreds of women in support of a historic process to investigate the mass incarceration of women, and to develop a robust strategy to address it.

Elevated by the leadership of directly impacted women, the Task Force engaged over 500 women – women throughout the system, family members, advocates, social service providers, judges, prosecutors, corrections officials, policymakers, academics, health professionals and more – on solutions.

The Task Force spent over two years exploring false narratives that fuel women’s mass incarceration and convening hundreds of stakeholders around the state to develop strategies to address the following three goals:

1. CUT the women’s prison population by 50%+ and beyond

2. REDUCE the harms caused by current policies and practices

3. IMPROVE health, well-being and outcomes among women, their children, families and communities

Join us as we unveil this nationally significant report and host a series of panel discussions on dynamic solutions to transform justice with and for women.

Event Details:

The entire program will be virtual and run from 10:30am to 1:30pm CST. Registrants will receive updates on the full agenda and speaking program, as well as a link and instructions to participate in the virtual program prior to the event.

Interested in partnership & sponsorship opportunities? Please contact us at if you are interested in partnering on this event or collaborating on solutions to end the mass incarceration of women.Date And Time Wed, April 28, 202110:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDTAdd to CalendarLocation Online EventRefund Policy No Refunds


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