Anthony Smith, Executive Director, Cities United

Anthony Smith, Executive Director, Cities United

July 30, 2016Speakers No Comments

Anthony D. Smith is the Executive Director of Cities United, a national mayor-led initiative focused on eliminating the violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. Before joining Cities United, Anthony led the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods for Mayor Fischer and the city of Louisville. Anthony is committed to creating … Read More

Antonio Yarbough, Alliance of Families for Justice

Antonio Yarbough, Alliance of Families for Justice

July 30, 2016Speakers No Comments

Antonio Yarbough spent the first two days of freedom largely at a loss for words. But the three words he said quietly over the phone in the hours immediately following his exoneration for the 1992 murder of his mother, his sister and a family friend, spoke volumes about the man’s character and faith. “God is … Read More

New alliance takes on New York’s Attica prison

New alliance takes on New York’s Attica prison

July 30, 2016Criminal Justice No Comments

Soffiyah Elijah knows all about scaling obstacles, which explains why her new organization first campaign takes on of New York’s biggest challenges, closing the Super Max prison called Attica Correctional Facility. Elijah was the first woman of color to lead the Corrections Association of New York, a historic institution that monitors New York prisons. She has … Read More