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
4 takeaways from the 8th Annual Multicultural Breakfast
On October 28, 450 community leaders across the Mid-South attended Leadership Memphis' 8th Annual Multicultural Breakfast presented by FedEx. This year's speaker was Stephen C. Bush, Shelby County Public Defender on 'The Radical Idea of Fairness' and here are just a few of the many ah-ha moments.
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