United Way Emerging Leaders next “Coffee & Conversation” meeting will host leaders from Just City, a new nonprofit that supports a stronger right to legal counsel and smarter criminal justice policies for Memphis and Tennessee.
Just City Executive Director Josh Spickler and Just City Program Manager Allison Gibbs will share details about the work and mission of Just City, how our area needs to change the narrative of crime in Memphis, and the real statistics on crime in the Mid-South – how they are perceived vs. reality.
United Way Emerging Leaders Coffee and Conversation will take place Thursday, February 18th, 8:00 am – 9:00 am at The Office @ Uptown, 594 N. Second St, Memphis, TN 38105.
Spickler was previously Director of the Defender’s Resource Network at the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office and served on the office’s Special Litigation Team which administers the Jericho Project, a nationally-recognized jail diversion program for people with serious and persistent mental illness and substance abuse issues.
Gibbs, originally from Miami, FL, is a student at American University pursuing a joint Master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy. Prior to joining the Just City team, Gibbs was Manager of Community Outreach for Freedom Preparatory Academy and a community organizer with Stand for Children / Tennessee.
Just City at http://www.justcity.org
The Office @Uptown at http://theofficeatuptown.com