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Action Summit
Friday, Oct 6
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge
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A Stone of Hope: Author Interview & Book Signing

Using his acclaimed new memoir, A Stone of Hope, as the foundation, Jim will discuss his journey from incarcerated youth to founder of PLOT (Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow). Through riveting discussion we’ll see the humanity behind the tragedy of the juvenile justice system— leaving determined to find ways to uplift our country’s most vulnerable youth. Jim, will put out his call to action and discuss his role as President Obama’s appointee to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. In addition, he will talk about his work with at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth and as a board member with the Nation Juvenile Defenders Center. Finally, a book signing and question session will ensue. Check out our bookseller, Charis Books. Together with Charis Books & More, the nation's oldest feminist bookstore, The Charis Circle encourages the expression of diverse and marginalized voices, fosters sustainable feminist communities, and works for social justice. The Action Summit is FREE with RSVP: