The tide has been turning for several years now as across the country organizations and coalitions have raised the issue of keeping people in our jails simply because they cannot afford their bonds. Often a few hundred dollars stand between freedom to continue your life until your day in court, and spending weeks, months, even years awaiting your case's final disposition. "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" is engrained in our psyche, but there is a fight going on right now to make it a reality. Join us for an update on the progress we are making and, importantly, on the fights yet before us.
Come and hear from a powerful panel of on the ground organizers and activists from around the country: Garien Gatewood (Illinois Justice Project), Raj Jayadev (Silcon Valley De-bug), Jon Mcfarlane (VOCAL-NY), Illinois State Senator Robert Peters, and facilitated by Briana Payton of the Chicago Coalition to End Money Bond.