Monday, March 4th | 5:30-7:30p.m. | Louisville Urban League
Purpose: to convene stakeholders and community members in a safe space for storytelling to generate empathy and empower action on the Day of Empathy (March 5th ); share resources and opportunities; and support efforts of criminal justice reform in Kentucky.
Format: providing dinner and having a lightly facilitated space for those directly impacted by the criminal justice system to share their experience; invitation to have local organizations that are working at the intersection of the work share how we as a community can work together toward impact for the change that we want to see and provide information/updates on legislation they are supporting and what issues they are advocating for; all while gathering photos and stories to share on social media for Day of Empathy.
Tuesday, March 5th | 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. | Kentucky State Capitol
Purpose: to organize a group of community members and leaders to meet at the capitol to lobby/meet with elected officials to generate empathy on a large scale and join the #dayofempathy nationally for those impacted by the criminal justice system; create space for those impacted to share their voice with elected officials; understand how lobbying is helpful in pushing legislators to consider other perspectives.
Format: meet at Louisville Urban League for coffee and donuts; pass out t-shirts before departure promptly at 8:30; meet in Capitol Annex to meet with KFTC for Lobbying Overview; meet with elected officials, debrief and head back to Louisville for lunch.
Participating Organizations: ACLU of Kentucky, All of Us or None –Louisville Chapter, The Bail Project, Cities United, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Louisville Urban League, Metro Louisville Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Metro United Way, New Legacy, Special Project, University of Louisville Youth Violence Prevention Research Center