Successful re-integration of people from prison back into mainstream life in Houston is vital for the benefit of everyone in our community. It is not a journey that can be made alone.
ProjectCURATE is presenting a conference at St. Paul's that will bring together criminal justice professionals, community service providers, academics, community organizations (faith-based and non), and people who have spent time in prison to share ideas and help us to shape a new way forward together.
Individually, and together, we form the contours of the world we live in. This conference is a chance for us all to think together about what kind of a world we want to live in and how we can work together to bring it about.
Fr. Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, will kick-off the conference with a free, open-to-the-public talk on Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in Fondren Hall.
A $35 registration fee covers the July 28-29 portion. Register via www.curateconference.org.
Fr. Gregory Boyle
As Executive Director of Homeboy Industries and an acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Fr. Boyle is an internationally renowned speaker. Among his numerous accolades, he has been featured at White House conferences and summits by both Democrat and Republican presidents. He is a consultant to youth service and governmental agencies, policy-makers, and employers and a member of the National Gang Center Advisory Board (U.S. Department of Justice).
Other Featured Speakers
Dr. Shadd Murana. Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-Newark and author of award-winning Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives. Dr. Maruna has been a Soros Justice Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and an H. F. Guggenheim Fellow.
Anthony Graves. Death Row Exoneree 138, Graves more than 18 years in prison, 16 of which were in solitary confinement 12 on Texas Death Row for a crime he did not commit. Assisted by The Innocence Network, he was vindicated and released in 2010.
Dr. Ruth Armstrong. Now at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, her doctoral studies examined life after release from prison and described the gritty realities of trying to get out of a life of crime.