Forum on Solitary Confinement in Maryland
Sponsored by the Interfaith Circle of Silver Spring and Interfaith Action for Human Rights
When: Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Questions? Contact Rev. Terri Murphy 301-587-3272 or Rabbi Feinberg at 202-669-7700
Light refreshments will be served.
Tyrone Walker was a juvenile lifer who was released in December 2018, after serving nearly 25 years of imprisonment. Tyrone works at the Justice Policy Institute as an Associate (JPI) where they work on prison reform through groundbreaking research, communication strategies, and organizing efforts. JPI is a nationally recognized organization who does work in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Kimberly Haven’s journey as an advocate began when she sought to regain her own voting rights after release from a Maryland prison in 2001. As a result of Kimberly’s hard work and the support and guidance of organizations and affected individuals, the Maryland House and Senate in March 2007 approved the Voting Rights Protection Act, which re- enfranchised 50,000 residents who had completed their sentences. Since that time, Kimberly Haven has served as the executive director of Justice Maryland, the Maryland Justice Project, and project director for the Maryland Public Defender's Pre-Trial and Bail Reform Campaign. Currently, Kimberly is serving as IAHR’s Legislative Liaison to end the abuse of long-term isolation in Maryland state prisons.
Munib Lohrasbi first developed a passion helping people with disabilities while volunteering with Best Buddies, a nonprofit that works to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in high school, Upon graduation from the University of Maryland Law School, he wanted to combine his passion for disability rights advocacy with his criminal justice and legal background. In the OSI-Baltimore Community Fellowship, Lohrasbi works with Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) to improve conditions for people with disabilities in prison around the state.
Charles M. Feinberg was a congregational rabbi for 42 years. He served and led congregations in Wisconsin, New York, British Columbia, and Washington, DC. He served as a rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC from 2006 to 2015. During his career, Rabbi Feinberg has been an advocate for Central American Refugees, the poor and the homeless, for interfaith dialogue and cooperation, and for respecting the human rights of both Palestinians and Israelis. Rabbi Feinberg received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rabbi Feinberg is beginning his fourth year as Executive Director of IAHR.
633 Sligo Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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