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Tuesday, March 16 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
For The Love Of Justice: Concert and Spoken Word Performance

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Join us to Kick Off the virtual conference with public defender, and incredible singer, Danielle Ponder.

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Avis Reese

Avis Reese started playing piano at nine years old. Her knack to play the instrument began listening to her older sister, who was a pianist. She imitated her every move so Reese’s path to become a musician was already in the cards.Reese started off playing Gospel music in church... Read More →
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Isabel A Sanchez Cummings

Mitigation Specialist / Social Worker, Office of the Federal Public Defender
Isabel A Sanchez CummingsMitigation Specialist / Social Worker, Office of the Federal Public Defender reading the poem of Dorlores Ludmila Casitillo
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Breeanna Bellinger

Social Worker, Public Defender's Office
Breeanna Bellinger is a passionate mentor, community partner, avid volunteer, and community advocate. Researching and collaborating throughout the year to pursue equality and social justice, Bellinger works to help children and families gain access to resources needed to excel while... Read More →
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Danielle Ponder

Professor, SUNY Brockport, Department of African American Studies
Danielle Ponder is a musician and attorney. A native of New York she performs internationally with her band She is a Professor in the Department of African American studies at The State University of New York College at Brockport, where she teaches Legal Rights of the Disadvantaged... Read More →
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Johnny Perez

Director of US Prisons Program, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Drawing on the wisdom of thirteen years of direct involvement with the criminal justice system, Mr. Johnny Perez works as the Director of the U.S. Prisons Program for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, an interfaith membership organization comprised of 325 religious... Read More →
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Corey Sherman

Training Director, Minnesota Board of Public Defense
Corey Sherman is the current Training Director for the Minnesota Public Defender System. She previously practiced as a Public Defender in Ramsey County for sixteen years litigating a variety of adult and juvenile cases.  She also sits on the Minnesota Department of Corrections Task... Read More →

Tuesday March 16, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Main Stage