Join the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice and author and activist, Donna Hylton, for a discussion on how mass incarceration and entrenched racism harm all of society, not just those who are directly impacted.
Katal works to strengthen the people, policies, institutions, and movements that advance health, equity, and justice for everyone. They are focused on three big, inter-related goals: Ending mass criminalization, mass incarceration, and the war on drugs; Advancing evidence-based solutions to promote health and safety, eliminate unwarranted disparities, and secure equitable access and outcomes: and Building leadership and organizing capacity of organizers, advocates, and community organizations to drive and shape changes in systems, policies, and practices.
Donna Hylton is a women’s rights activist and criminal justice reform advocate. Donna speaks publicly about the issues facing incarcerated women and girls and the significant impact the significant increase in the female prison population is having on families, children and our communities.
Donna’s own life took an unexpected and life-changing turn when as a child she was lured from Jamaica to the United States. Her memoir, A Little Piece of Light, tells the story of the childhood abuse she endured, the spiral of events that lead to her incarceration and how she learned to live, love and trust all over again.