I’m FREE Partners in Freedom event
I’m FREE invites you to the
PARTNERS IN FREEDOM
Fundraising Event and Award Presentation
Honoring Activist Chaplain Phyllis B. Taylor, R.N.
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Beth E. Richie
Special Presentation to I’m FREE Champions
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The View – 800 N Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19130
Wine & Beer, Hors d’oeuvres, Live Performances,
Award Presentations and Silent Auction
Tickets $50 – RSVP by June 9
The PARTNERS IN FREEDOM Award honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the freedom of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men, women and juveniles ~ freedom of the mind, body and spirit. Artist Mary DeWitt was the inaugural recipient in 2014.
Honoring Activist, Chaplain Phyllis B. Taylor, R.N.
This year, we are honoring a woman who embodies the definition of social justice by assuring protection of equal access to liberties, rights, and opportunities for all. As a former system wide Jewish Correctional Chaplain for the Philadelphia Prison System, Phyllis B. Taylor, R.N, took care of the least advantaged members of society. She has worked with incarcerated men and women, families and staff of all faiths and brings to that work decades of experience as a nurse and a nationally known expert in the field of hospice, grief and bereavement. A 1960s Freedom Rider protesting the segregated south, she has long been an activist for social justice and a voice for the voiceless.
Dr. Beth E. Richie
Dr. Beth Richie, our keynote speaker, is a Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Criminology, Law and Justice, and Sociology as well as Director, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A black feminist scholar and anti-violence activist, Dr. Richie has spent the last 25 years tackling the extremely complicated interplay of race, gender and class to end violence against women and abolish prisons. She is the author of numerous books including Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation.
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4700 Wissahickon Ave, Ste 126
Philadelphia, PA 19144
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