1) Today WISDOM commissioned our
first ever class of EXPO 11x15 Fellowship Interns! Earlier in the year,
EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing) participants attended one-on-one
training. Each has conducted at least ten one-on-ones with others in
the community, and has met regularly with an organizer mentor. Today
they completed Gamaliel's Weeklong Leadership Training Institute planned
specifically for formerly incarcerated people. Each will receive a
certificate and a stipend. We look for this group of
formerly-incarcerated people to drive the WISDOM criminal justice
campaign. Our plan is to have an EXPO group within each local WISDOM
organization, and to have a statewide EXPO infrastructure.
Congratulations to all of us on this major step in that direction!!!
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