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BARS Spring Conference - Breaking Chains, Building Coalitions

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Irvine Auditorium

3401 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The inaugural BARS Conference entitled Breaking Chains, Building Coalitions: Diversifying the Face of Criminal Justice Reform will bring together an array of stakeholders in the fight for criminal justice reform, centering marginalized voices. This conference will provide participants with background on criminal justice reform efforts in Philadelphia and beyond, as well as with the resources to become more involved in their communities. Through a speaker series of formerly incarcerated activists, interactive workshop, engagement with practitioners and local organizations, and a short film screening, participants will gain a deep understanding of the current fight for reform and help craft solutions for the future, followed by an evening keynote.

Daytime RSVP includes access to all speaker events and programming throughout the day, including continental breakfast and lunch. Daytime admission is FREE with RSVP. Registration begins at 10:00am.

Early Bird Keynote Admission includes access to the film screening and keynote speaker event, which will be held in Houston Hall of Flags. Early Bird Keynote Admission includes dinner. Doors open at 6:30pm.

General Keynote Admission includes access to the keynote speaker event, which will be held in Houston Hall of Flags. Keynote Admission includes entry to Hall of Flags. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Donations will be accepted and are very appreciated. They will go toward the overhead price of the conference and help support us in making important conversations free and accessible.

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10:00-10:30 - Continental Breakfast & Registration

10:30-10:40 - Welcome

10:40-11:15 - Morning Keynote

11:30-12:45 - Hearing Our Own: Formerly Incarcerated Activists Speak (TED-Style)

1:00-2:00 - Lunch & Break

2:15-3:30 - Middleground: Pushing the Boundaries (Workshop)

3:45-5:00 - Taking a Stand: The Role of Institutions of Higher Learning in the Fight for Reform (Panel)

5:15-6:15 - Reform at Work (Volunteer Fair)

6:30-7:45 - Dinner & Short Film Screening

8:00-9:00 - Evening Keynote

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