Ban the Box: It’s Time for Fair Hiring in the South
“Ban the box” delays arrest and/or conviction inquiries in the hiring process to offer job applicants with records a fair chance to work. As bipartisan efforts and support from across the political spectrum increase, fair hiring campaigns have taken off in the South. There’s a new willingness among conservatives to consider criminal justice reform and to decrease spending on mass incarceration. Learn how you can harness these trends to reduce employment barriers for people with convictions and tune in for Q&A with the panelists following the discussion.
Please join with members of the New Southern Strategy Coalition for a FREE webinar to share their successful strategies and challenges to “ban the box” efforts in the South.
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 EDT
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Moderator: Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, National Employment Law Project
Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, North Carolina
DeAndre Brown, Lifeline to Success, Tennessee
Marissa McCall Dodson, Georgia Justice Project
Nsombi Lambright, One Voice, Mississippi
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice responds to community-determined priorities. We view local social justice struggles from a global international human rights perspective and believe it takes a holistic, collective and interdisciplinary approach to address issues at their core, bring sustained structural change, and alter power relations. Through involvement in collaborations such as the New Southern Strategy Coalition, we take our local work and “scale up” to make it relevant throughout the Southern U.S.
SCSJ and Ban the Box
SCSJ has empowered communities throughout North Carolina to adopt Ban the Box policies. Our online Ban the Box Toolkit allows people living anywhere to access our free tools for tailoring a Ban the Box campaign to their own community. We hope that you can join us and our partners in the New Southern Strategy Coalition for the June 3 webinar on Ban the Box.