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Saturday, March 20 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
In Our Words: Voices of Appellate Clients

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Moderators
avatar for Darryl Woods Sr.

Darryl Woods Sr.

Community Activist and Organizer
Min. Darryl Woods dedicated his life to Christ earlier on during his 29 years of incarceration. He became a minister and helped lead countless men to salvation. He organized church services; revivals; gospel concerts; mentoring program and many baptismal and other Christian outreach... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Bourgeois

Jeremiah Bourgeois

Journalist, Legal Scholar, Law Student
 Jeremiah Bourgeois is a journalist, legal scholar, formerly incarcerated person, and matriculating law student. In 1992, at age 14, he became one of the youngest children in the United States to receive a mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole and the second youngest person to receive this sentence in the history of the State of Washington. Following the U.S. Supreme... Read More →
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DeAndre Carter

Educational Instructor, YouthDevelopment Corporation, USA
DeAndre Carter is an Educational Instructor at YouthDevelopment Corporation, USA in Saginaw, MI. YDC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance underserved youth and adults by expanding accessibility in education, training, and career placement within the skilled trades... Read More →
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Maria Santiago

Case Manager, Exodus Transitional Services
Maria Santiago spent 21 and a half years incarcerated. She came home May 28th 2020. Maria works for Exodus transitional services as a case manager. She lives in Manhattan, New York and is a legislative activist with a grassroot organization known as Mothers on the Inside. She is also... Read More →
avatar for Marilena David-Martin

Marilena David-Martin

Deputy Director, Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
Marilena David-Martin is Deputy Director at the State Appellate Defender Office. She represents indigent individuals appealing felony convictions. Marilena manages the Criminal Defense Resource Center and provides training, resources, and support to the criminal defense bar. She launched... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Room 13