Mr. Glenn E. Martin Address at USHRN 2013 Biannual National Conference

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"If you care about human rights work, then prisons in America really are the belly of the beast."
-Glenn E. Martin

In discussing people caught up in the prison system today, Glenn E. Martin urges us in his inspiring and thought-provoking keynote address to re-humanize people in the system and to challenge the hypocrisy of a system that locks away people who are the result of the failure of all our other systems. He shares his excitement about how the human rights framework can help provide shared values, tenets, and vision. Mr. Martin was a keynote speaker at the USHRN biannual conference ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2013: Dignity. Justice. Action.  The conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 6-8, 2013.

A fearless advocate for the marginalized and disenfranchised, Glenn E. Martin works for policy reforms to decrease U.S. overreliance on incarceration. Mr. Martin is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society, where he leads the agency’s communications work and advances Fortune’s national and local criminal justice policy advocacy agenda. Mr. Martin is founder of JustLeadershipUSA and co-founder of the Education Inside Out Coalition (EIO Coalition).  He serves on numerous boards and advisory groups including the NYC Council Task Force to End Gun Violence and the National Network for Safe Communities.  Mr. Martin hosts Fortune’s local cable television show Both Sides of the Bars and often serves as a criminal justice policy reform expert on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN and local media outlets. Mr. Martin challenges us to demand unapologetically options other than jail and to demand dignity and justice for all in the U.S. Follow Mr. Martin on Twitter @glennEmartin

It was an honor to have Glenn E. Martin address our 2013 biannual national conference.

 

Glenn E. Martin Addresses USHRN Biannual Conference

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