On Friday, February 7, 2014, I spoke at the Santa Clara Convention Center about mass incarceration. An audience of more than 1,200 people listened as I described why we must embrace the same innovative and disruptive approach to problem solving when we contemplate strategies to resolve the greatest social injustice of our time. We’re taking a three-pronged approach at the Michael G. Santos Foundation as we:
- Work to teach those incarcerated about steps they can take to prepare for success.
- Work to provide a bridge for the formerly incarcerated to transition into the job market.
- Work to spread awareness on reasons why mass incarceration influences the life of every citizen in America.
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to share thoughts on how we can improve.