Implications of Systemic Racism on Mass Incarceration

Wednesday, August 26th 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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The Implications of Systemic Racism & Mass Incarceration, has been created to address how implicit bias influences the varying implementation of laws that seemingly impact the Black community at a higher rate than other cultures. This webinar will also speak to other perpetuating factors that uphold systemic racism and what needs to change within the structure of the judicial system to prevent further harm and trauma on communities of color.


Robert Saleem Holbrook

Robert Saleem Holbrook is the Director of Community Organizing for the Abolitionist Law Center.







Medussa Carter

Blak Rapp Madusa is an artivist, performer, and teaching artist with a national impact. For the past five years, they have been building power in Black, queer, and incarcerated communities with movements like Black Lives Matter, Fight4 15, 1Hood Media, and Reclaim Philadelphia.







Dr. Jean Wright, PsyD

Jean Wright II, PsyD, is a transformational, highly experienced and professionally trained Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in behavioral health and proven success in passionately leading people and managing projects and initiatives in government; in private practice; in academia, as Assistant Professor and Clinical Faculty for Temple University; and in rehabilitation and correction. As a clinical consultant, facilitator and trainer, Dr. Wright teaches the subtleties of human interaction to successfully embrace and celebrate the variety of personalities in the workforce and community. His extensive research in human behavior and skill in delivering mission-critical results in direct clinical care, supervision and management have contributed to his success in contributing as a subject matter expert for media such as WDAS FM in Philadelphia, where he is a regular contributor on “Headlines” with Frankie Darcell, a weekly radio program; and on cable TV programs such as “A Multitude of Counselors,” which is in its third season on faith network, Three Angels Broadcast Network (3ABN), providing content on behavioral health and faith. Dr. Wright is a regular contributor to journals, educational newsletters, and faith-based magazines, where his focus is on the connection between psychology, faith and spirituality. Dr. Wright recently completed his book: Find Strength in Your Struggle: Discover The Miracle in You, which highlights his concept of “spiritual depression” and how it impacts the spiritual core of people from all walks of life. He conducts interactive and highly charged seminars, workshops and trainings on a variety of topics related to behavioral health and wellness, population health education, and trauma-informed care for a diverse group of clientele throughout the United States, including law enforcement, rehabilitation and correction, academic institutions, judicial appointees, faith-based organizations, and community service agencies providing behavioral health resources and support to people in recovery.


Jennifer Jones, LCSW, MSW



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