September 20, 2012
"The 11x15 Prison Project" presentation to be held at Marian University
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Marian University's Social Justice Committee will host "The 11x15 Prison Reform Project" presentation by the ESTHER Fox Valley organization on Tuesday, September 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Stayer Center Room 217/218.
As stated on the ESTHER Fox Valley website, "We can't punish people into being healthy. We need for families to stay intact and for offenders to be responsible to their communities. We are all better off when people can be healed and made whole through these effective programs; bringing accountability to the offender and to the community. Alternative treatment programs work better than incarceration."
Ms. Stephanie Gyldenvand of ESTHER Fox Valley will be the presenter. ESTHER Fox Valley is an interfaith social justice organization made up of spiritual communities in the Fox Valley, and is part of the larger WISDOM organization. The "11x15 Project" is a movement of people of faith calling for change in the Wisconsin incarcerating system. The goal of the project is to reduce the prison population in Wisconsin by 11,000 by the end of 2015, therefore giving the appropriate title "11x15."
This event is sponsored by the Marian University Social Justice Committee, and is free and open to the public.
For more information about the Marian University Social Justice Committee, contact Maggie Wentzell, co-chair of the Social Justice Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 920-923-8650.