Join Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as we discuss the pipeline to prison process through participation in “You Got Booked!” an interactive learning tool developed by MCC. This exercise provides participants insight into the many flaws in the U.S. criminal justice system that lead to a system of mass incarceration.
The event will include a time of discussion and light refreshments.
About the presenters:
Cherelle M. Dessus is a Business Account Manager at the Center for Employment Opportunities Philadelphia location, a workforce development organization for individuals on probation and parole. She works with employers throughout the city to provide long-term job opportunities for people returning home from prison. Cherelle will receive her MPA from Pennsylvania State University in August 2019.
Chinemelu Oguekwe is the Program Coordinator at MCC’s East Coast Philadelphia office. She works with a network of Anabaptist churches assessing the needs of their community to provide resources, build capacity and educate on peace and justice issues such as mass incarceration.