Envisioning Equity Part III: Reimagining the Criminal Legal System

October 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm 5:15 pm

This fall MassBudget is hosting Envisioning Equity, a series of community conversations examining how our state budget can help build economic and racial justice in Massachusetts. The state budget, passed by the Legislature every year, is a statement of our Commonwealth’s values. How policymakers choose to raise revenue and what to spend that revenue on shows how committed we are supporting our people and our communities particularly those most affected by structural racism and disinvestment by both the public and the private sectors.

Join MassBudget and ACLU Massachusetts for a virtual conversation featuring exploring the state of the Commonwealth's police and carceral systems during COVID-19 and beyond. Featuring:
- Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney
- Leon Smith, Executive Director, Citizens for Juvenile Justice
- Andrea James, Executive Director, Families for Justice as Healing
- Co-Host Rahsaan D. Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program, ACLU Massachusetts
- Co-Host Marie-Frances Rivera, President, MassBudget