1.) Implicit biases are pervasive and malleable but can be unlearned.
- — Shannon Little (@shannonRlittle)Wed, Oct 28 2015 14:11:02Everyone has implicit biases. They do not necessarily align with your beliefs. But do align with your in-group. #LMMCB15
2.) There is a lot of work to be done with criminal justice reform and we must make sure our voices are heard.
- — Josh Spickler (@joshspickler)Wed, Oct 28 2015 14:26:16"A fair criminal justice system must have a strong prosecution side, but it must have an even stronger defense." - Mayor Luttrell #LMMCB15
- — Leadership Memphis (@LeadershipMphs)Wed, Oct 28 2015 14:02:53The dams that stand in the way of social progress: - multigenerational poverty - future workforce - public health #LMMCB15
- — Shelby Co Public Def (@DefendShelbyCo)Wed, Oct 28 2015 13:58:58"A black child born today has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison. For MY son, it is 1 in 29." - Stephen Bush at #LMMCB15
3.) Memphis is home to the 3rd Public Defender office in the country (and thanks to Stephen Bush, we're still laying the path forward).
- — Shelby Co Public Def (@DefendShelbyCo)Wed, Oct 28 2015 14:41:34
4.) Most people think of justice as an outcome. It's actually a process.
- — Kirstin Cheers (@Cheers4Memphis)Wed, Oct 28 2015 13:40:34"The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice."- Brian Stephenson. #LMMCB15