"Bringing Justice to Criminal Justice—How Communities are Organizing"
Fund for Southern Communities - 20th Anniversary Membership Conference
July 27-28, 2001
Durham Marriot at the Civic Center
201 Foster St, Durham, NC
Keynote Speaker: Richard
About the Conference
Join the diverse membership of the Fund for Southern Communities for a weekend of good politics, good learning, good music, and good fun.
Help FSC celebrate 20 years of "Change, Not Charity" ™
Combining training workshops with political strategy sessions and loads of multi-cultural performances has become the signature of membership gatherings of the Fund for Southern Communities.
*Meet organizing groups from throughout Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
*Community groups meet with foundation representatives.
*Individual donors participate in political discussions with groups organizing on some of the most critical issues in our region
*Board members learn critical skills toward effectively leading organizations
Meet the Funders: Representatives of National, Regional and NC foundations will talk about their grantmaking, and how to effectively approach them for funding. There will be both a panel discussion and individual table discussions with each foundation.
Anticipated participants include: Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Golden Leaf Foundation, Presbyterian Self-Development of People, North Carolina Community Shares, Triangle Community Foundation, Warner Foundation, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and others.
Keynote Speaker: Anti-Death Penalty Attorney Richard Burr. Former Director of the Criminal Justice Project of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in NYC, Burr is one of the nation’s leading legal opponents of the Death Penalty. Currently working out of Texas, the state with more people on Death Row than any other, Burr consults with attorneys and community groups nation-wide on strategies to end the Death Penalty in the US. Recently he was a member of the Defense Team on the Timothy McVeigh case.
Friday, July 27
1 PM: Registration Opens
2 PM –Pre-Conference Session: "Meet the Funders" – Panel Discussion and Personal Conversations with Foundation Staff. Anticipated participants include: Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Golden Leaf Foundation, Presbyterian Self-Development of People, North Carolina Community Shares, Triangle Community Foundation, Warner Foundation, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and others.
Saturday, July 28
8:30 AM – Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:45 Opening Plenary--Greetings
10 – 12 Workshops:
New Tools for Fundraising—How to Use the Internet
"Globalization—It’s Impact on Our Communities"—Project South
"Building Strong Boards"—Critical Lessons For Board Members
12:30 – 2:00 20th Anniversary Luncheon
2:30 – 4:00 Plenary panel: "Bringing Justice to Criminal Justice"
Participate in a discussion on community organizing efforts on a range of issues, including the Death Penalty, Racial Profiling, Youth Detention & Mental Health
Moderator: Jack Bogar, UNC Law School
Panelists: Naomi Swinton, Grassroots Leadership
Willena Cannon, Jubilee 2000
Chris Fitzsimons, Common Sense Foundation
4:30– 6:00 Small group discussions:
Organizing Against the Death Penalty
Economic Alternatives to the Prison Industry
Youth/Race & Criminal Justice
Latinos and Criminal Justice
Mental Health & the Criminal Justice System
Environmental Justice Caucus
6:30 Dinner & Keynote Address
Speaker: Richard Burr, Anti-Death Penalty Attorney
Former Director of Criminal Justice Project; NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Member of Timothy McVeigh Defense Team
Yes, Please register me for:
___ Full Conference @ $ 60.
___ Friday, Meet the Funders, only @ $ 10.
___ Saturday only, includes workshops, @ $ 50.
lunch & dinner
City:__________________ State:______ ZIP:_______
Registration fees enclosed: __________________
Additional contribution for scholarship assistance for low income participants: ___________________
Total enclosed: __________________
Mail checks payable to: Fund for Southern Communities
4285-G Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Limited scholarships are available. For additional information: call 404 292-7600, or email: email@example.com
Make your own reservations. Conference rates of $69/room, up to 4 people, are available at the Durham Marriot at the Civic Center, 201 Foster St. Identify yourself as an FSC conference participant. Availability limited; first-come, first-served. Call 1 800 228-9290 for reservations.
Mission Statement: The Fund for Southern Communities is a public foundation that supports and unites organizations and donors working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. Through grantmaking and related activities we foster social change initiated by community-based groups in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Contact us: 404 292-7600, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org