Smart Justice
Upcoming Events

January-Welcome to Smart Justice
Wednesday, Jan. 15 | 6 – 8 p.m.
3707 N. 7th Street, Suite #315, Phoenix, Arizona

*This reoccurring monthly event is designed as an introductory presentation to the Campaign for Smart Justice*

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is presenting the Campaign for Smart Justice Welcome Session. The goal of the Campaign for Smart Justice is to reduce Arizona’s prison and jail populations by 50 percent while fighting racial disparities in the justice system. This presentation is a brief introduction into the harms Arizona’s criminal justice has on thousands of people and their families. We will walk participants through the entire process of incarceration to fully immerse the audience in the realities of our cruel and ineffective system. Throughout the presentation there will be moments to reflect and discuss some of the most troubling aspects of the criminal justice system. This will lead us into a discussion of how to take immediate action to transform the way society approaches justice.

Drinks, Jams, Justice!
Thursday, Jan. 23 | 6 – 8 p.m.
The Ocotillo, 3243 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, Arizona

Drinks, Jams, and Justice is BACK! Catch the ACLU of Arizona Smart Justice team in Phoenix at The Ocotillo. It’s a night of drinks, music, and discussion about criminal justice reform. Arizona puts people in prison at a higher rate than almost every other state and it comes at a tremendous cost to families, communities, and taxpayers. Come learn about one of the primary drivers of mass incarceration–prosecutors–and how we have an opportunity in 2020 to change the tide!

Maricopa County Attorney-Candidate Town Hall
Thursday, Jan. 30 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, 627 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, Arizona

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Brought to you by the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix and the ACLU of Arizona, hear local public servants and candidates make their case, ask them questions, and help educate them on Humanist issues.

HSGP’s candidate town halls are intended to facilitate nonpartisan dialogue around issues that concern the community.

Join us to hear five confirmed candidates for Maricopa County Attorney make their case. Bob McWhirter, Julie Gunnigle, Tamika Wooten, William Knight, and Ryan Tait have confirmed so far, and incumbent County Attorney Allister Adel has been invited.

Stay tuned for future town halls, and suggest any candidates you’d like to hear from. HSGP is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that will give equal time to candidates from any party to facilitate audience questions. Inclusion of a candidate does not equal an endorsement, but rather an invitation for attendees to inform themselves to make their own decision.

An ACLU representative will moderate the questions.

Event host: Luke Douglas, Executive Director Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix.

Free and open to the public. Light snacks provided.

Smart Justice Community Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 1 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
3707 N. 7th Street, Suite #315, Phoenix, Arizona

*This space is reserved for people directly impacted by the criminal justice system.*

Back by popular demand! Please join the ACLU of Arizona?s Campaign for Smart Justice for a breakfast meeting with formerly incarcerated and family members. This breakfast meeting provides a platform for growth by centering the leadership of those formerly incarcerated as they engage the drivers of mass incarceration, racism, re-entry policies and improving life skills. Learn how to build a platform for advocacy to strengthening the leadership of those directly impacted by the criminal justice system.