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SHELTON MCELROY
 THE BAIL PROJECT
Shelton McElroy is National Director of Strategic Partnerships of The Bail Project. Prior to joining TBP, Shelton worked with Parent Advocacy and Participatory Defense, assisting parents in the reunification process with their children and using organizing tools to fight for justice. As a formerly incarcerated individual who was a ward of the state in foster care for over 15 years, Shelton works daily to dismantle dehumanizing systems of oppression. A 2016 Just Leadership USA fellow and a 2018 BMe Genius award recipient, Shelton holds Masters in Mental Health Counseling and studies Documentary Studies at Duke University. In addition, Shelton hosts scholarship workshops for underserved individual.
ALFREDO PARRISH
PARRISH KRUIDENIER LAW FIRM
Alfredo Parrish is one of Iowa’s leading, nationally recognized criminal justice attorneys. Parrish is founder and senior partner of Parrish Kruidenier Trial Lawyers, L.L.P., a 17-lawyer firm in Des Moines, Iowa. He has litigated over 250 civil and criminal jury trials. He has been honored as “Best Lawyers in America” 16 years running. Alfredo Parrish is an accomplished author. His works include "Clark v. Board of School Directors: Reflections After 150 Years" Which was published in the Drake Law Review and his book Know Your Rights, A Guide Through Iowa’s Criminal Justice System, among others.Early in his career Alfredo worked with civil rights organizations. He is a dedicated advocate for fairness in the justice system ever since.
HON. MARK BENNETT
U.S. FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE, RTD
The Hon. Mark W. Bennett, retired U.S. District Judge and now Director of the Drake University Law School’s Institute for Justice Reform & Innovation will discuss his pioneering work on Afrocentric Facial Feature and Skin Tone Bias and how this disadvantages Blacks at every stage of the criminal justice system and deepens the disparity that already exists based on race alone. He will discuss his pending National Science Foundation grant to study Afrocentric Facial Feature and Skin Tone bias in Iowa and across the nation.
TERRY HARRINGTON
EXONERATED IOWAN
In 1978 Terry Harrington was convicted of a crime he did not commit in Council Bluffs Iowa. He served 25 years before being released and exonerated in 2003. Terry will share his moving story at the Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities.

PLUS OVER 40 SPEAKERS ON JUSTICE
ENGAGING CITIZENS & OFFICIALS IN CHANGE
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FROM
GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS

SPECIAL REMARKS
FROM IOWA SUPREME COURT
CHIEF JUSTICE MARK CADY

Additional remarks and strategic participation from criminal justice officials statewide.
BONUS SPEAKER
MICHAEL DEEGAN-MCCREE
THE BAIL PROJECT
Michael He has helped to lead state and federal legislative efforts including the First Step Act, which The New York Times said would “deliver the most significant changes to our criminal justice system in a generation.” Michael believes in working with bipartisan coalitions to alter the national narrative around our criminal legal system.
INFORMATION! ACTIONS! SOLUTIONS!
The 2019 Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities is Set for October 15
8 AM - 4:30 at the FFA Enrichment Center, 
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa 50023  (Just North of Des Moines) .
A CALL TO ACTION FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IOWA CAN DO BETTER!
For over a decade Iowa has ranked at the top in the nation for the number of African Americans per capita in the criminal justice system. Other minority groups are also critically over represented.
WE GATHER TO WORK TOGETHER TO CHANGE THIS!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Activists • Advocates • Citizens • Civil Rights & Community Leaders
Law Enforcement • Corporate Executives • Corrections Staff • Counselors Attorneys Judges • Justice & Juvenile Justice Employees Clergy
Diversity & Inclusion Staff • Educators • Employers Formerly Incarcerated
Government Officials • Human Resources • Human Services Professionals Legislators • Nonprofit Staff • Parole & Probation Officers • People of Faith Prosecutors • Social Workers
KEYNOTE, WORKSHOP & POWER PANEL TOPICS
Money Bail Reform Movement
Afrocentric Facial Feature & Skin Tone Bias
Iowa's First Ant-Racial Profiling Ordinance
Unpacking the Disparity in
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Area
Iowa's Immigration Challenges
Disrupting Juvenile Prison Pipelines
Mental Health Crisis in Justice
• Fair chance Employment - Ban the Box
State Reentry Resources
Drug Policy & Disproportionality
Prioritizing Diverse Juries
Next Step in Felony Voting Quest
Presidential Candidates' Justice Agendas
Communities Addressing Biased Policing
Black Law Enforcement Officers Speak
Urgent Reform Legislation


Registration is $129 through October 11th. Student and group rates are also available. Booths are $250 and include one free registration.

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