09:00 AM - 03:00 PM on Sat, 23 Oct 2021
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., A Life for a Life
Urban Initiative (ALALUI) will host its virtual Innocence Summit. During the Summit,
criminal justice professionals, journalists, social justice advocates, and faith leaders
from across the country will come together to discuss: the importance of prison reform,
issues surrounding mass incarceration, criminal justice legislation, wrongful convictions,
re-entry, and the numerous ways that individuals can become involved in helping to
bring about positive change.
This event is being held in October in recognition of Clergy Appreciation Month and is a
part of ALALUI's continual efforts to emphasize the importance of prison reform and
create greater awareness about the broad scope of police and prosecutorial misconduct,
especially against minorities, throughout the nation. The ALALUI is inviting 100 pastors
nationwide to join in the conversation by registering for this event. All registered clergy
will receive a free gift.
This event is virtual and free to the public and can be live-streamed, via
Facebook Live at facebook.com/alife4alifeui. This year's guest presenters will include
Prison Fellowship, Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), Safe & Just Michigan, Justice Warriors
Academy, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the Wayne County Conviction
Integrity Unit, several exonerees and an interdenominational panel of clergy from
across the U.S.
The ALALUI will also honor four community organizations and/or individuals that have
done exemplary prison reform work over the years. The selected honorees are Clergy
for Prison Reform, Jackson, MS; Tonya Roberson Ministries, Detroit, MI; Center for
Wrongful Convictions, Chicago, IL; and Professor Imran Syed, Co- Director of the
Innocence Clinic, Ann Arbor, MI. For more information or to register visit
A Life for A Life Urban Initiative (ALALUI) is a nonprofit grassroots organization in
Michigan that was founded in 2013. The organization's mission is to advocate for social
justice by creating greater awareness about the wrongfully convicted and to share their
stories of innocence and humanity.