New Hampshire Quakers, and friends of the Friends, will gather to share information, ideas, and inspiration on the theme of prisons and transformation of the criminal justice system. After a period of worship, attenders will hear from Margaret Hawthorn of Monadnock Quaker Meeting and Jamie Bissonnette-Lewey of the AFSC's Healing Justice Program. Workshops will discuss restorative justice, Quaker work inside prisons and jails, and public policy issues such as death penalty repeal, prison privatization, and sentencing reform. A children's program will be based on the story of Elizabeth Fry's work for prison reform. Lunch will be provided from New Hampshire's Friends Meetings.
There will be childcare available throughout the day, but we'd like to know how many children to plan for. Please send the number and ages of kids likely to come to Marian Baker.