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  • Thursday, October 14, 2021

    from 12 – 3pm

    Michigan Capitol Lawn in Lansing

    Rally in Support of Second Look Legislation

    The National Lifers of America, Inc. (NLA), along with co-hosts, invite you a rally in support of second look legislation. Speakers include justice impacted individuals, currently incarcerated community members & their loved ones, legislators, public servants, & faith leaders.

    Come represent your loved ones & be part of the movement for healing and decarceration! #SecondLookMI

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    from 6 – 7pm
    via Zoom

    Webinar: “What You Don’t Know: Inside Perspectives on People Serving Long Sentences”

    Professionals & volunteers will share their insight, take aways, and what has surprised them about working directly with people serving life & long sentences in Michigan’s prisons.

    Thursday, September 9, 2021
    from 7 – 9pm

    Fall 2021 Exhibition Openings @ Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum

    We’re excited to share with you six new exhibitions focusing on mass incarceration in the United States. Artists, curators, and community collaborators will be in the galleries to answer questions and engage in conversation.

    Admission to the MSU Broad is always free. The opening reception is Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7–9pm at the museum.

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    from 7 – 9pm

    Webinar: “COVID-19 in Prisons: Updates & Story Sharing”

    Families & individuals are being harmed by incarceration at an unprecedented level as COVID-19 tears through Michigan’s prisons and jails.
    Hear from a panel of people who were on the inside during COVID-19, and families that have been impacted by the pandemic while their loved one is incarcerated. Learn about what actions have been taken, and what must still be done.

    This panel discussion is FREE and registration is NOT required.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    at 5pm

    Webinar: “Goal Planning, Motivation, and Safe Use”

    Join Daniel Jones (Program Coordinator, MI-CEMI), Angela Amison (Mutual Aid Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee), and Nicholas Wright for Part 3 of our Mutual Aid & Harm Reduction Webinar Series, co-hosted by American Friends Service Committee and the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration.

    FREE for all participants. Registration is NOT required.

    Sunday, December 13, 2020


    SADO’s Project Reentry End of Year Celebration

    Michigan State Appellate Defender Office’s Project Reentry invites our clients and members of the reentry community to join us online for an end of year celebration. Wear your ugly sweaters and come prepared to say goodbye to 2020.

    Saturday, December 12, 2020


    Season’s Greetings Letter Writing Party

    Please join American Friends Service Committee’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program to write to our fellow, imprisoned community members. COVID has taken a toll on all of us. Solidarity and connection matter during this time.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    at 5pm

    Webinar: “Coping with Stress During the Holidays”

    Join Daniel Jones (Program Coordinator, MI-CEMI) and Angela Amison (Mutual Aid Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee), along with special guest Dr. Carrie Hatcher-Kay to discuss ways to cope with stress during the holidays.

    FREE for all participants. Registration is NOT required.

    This is Part 2 of the Mutual Aid & Harm Reduction Webinar Series hosted by American Friends Service Committee and American Friends Service Committee.

    May 18, 2018

    6:300 PM – 10:00

    MCCD’s 2nd Annual Gala – “An Evening of Stories: Redeemed but Not Restored”

    Join us for live music, appetizers, dancing and stories to benefit the work of the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency!

    Donate button is not linked to registration for this event. Check back soon for the registration link!

    Webers Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Nov 04, 2017

    7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Sounds From The Inside: MCCD Raise the Age Fundraiser

    Join MCCD for this fun and creative fundraise for their Raise the Age campaign. Lyrics and poetry written by prisoners have been put to music by local musicians. Formerly-incarcerated activists will share their stories.

    ​Proceeds from ticket sales will be shared with the lyricists ($5 children, $10 adults.)

    ​Location: B-Side (310 E. Washington St., but use the back entrance on 5th Ave. between Liberty and Washington. )

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    (Date and Location Vary)

    State Appellate Defender Office Information Sessions for Family and Friends of the Incarcerated

    At these events, SADO attorneys will be on hand to discuss the process of an appeal, how to navigate the Michigan Department of Corrections, and how to stay in contact with loved ones while incarcerated. All are welcome. Sesame Street Toolkits are on hand for children who are affected by incarceration. Events are hosted both in Detroit and Lansing. Clink on the link to the flyer to check out upcoming dates!

    ​Please RSVP at least two days in advance by calling the number on the flyer

    Nov 04, 2017

    7:00 – 11:00 PM

    Sounds From The Inside: A Fundraiser to Benefit MCCD

    Join us on November 4th for an evening of music and spoken word performed by local Ann Arbor youth and musicians to help raise awareness for Michigan’s Raise the Age campaign. All songs and poems performed will be original pieces from individuals incarcerated in Michigan’s prisons.

    ​Location: The B-Side

    (Click on the date on the left for the Facebook event!)

    Nov 02, 2017

    6:00 – 9:00 PM

    CAPPS Annual Meeting

    Join the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending for their annual meeting/fundraiser to support all the great work they do!

    The evening includes:

    • A keynote by 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy and noted criminal justice activist
    • Featured speaker, Robert Rooks, vice president of the Alliance for Safety and Justice, a national leader in the criminal justice movement as a featured speaker
    • Presentation of 2017 CAPPS William G. Milliken Award to Rep. Klint Kesto (R – District 39), remarks
    • Update on legislation
    • Brief election of members of the Board of Directors

    ​Cost: $25

    Where: Radisson Hotel, Lansing

    Are you a MI-CEMI member hosting or speaking at an event? Get it on the calendar!

    Email us at mail@mi-cemi.org

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