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On Saturday, October 18, members of the Memphis SP-USA joined Memphis United and the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center for The People's Conference on Equal Justice at Lemoyne Owen College in Memphis. The conference featured workshops and discussions on Ferguson, private prisons, and grassroots organizing.

Members of the Memphis local presented workshops on grassroots organizing, effective canvassing, and lady justice. Ace Madjlesi, co-chair, led a discussion on incarceration of women, which led the call to end shackling laws for incarcerated mothers giving birth in Tennessee. Co-chair Bennett Foster and Paul Garner taught students and community members how to strengthen grassroots movements, while secretary Brooke Shannon gave workshop-goers the tools they will need to coordinate their own door-to-door canvasses

 


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