Bill Lyons will be speaking at this event, and he and Rock Fremont are on the discussion panel.
A panel discussion examining inclusion and equity in Arizona’s criminal legal system and how people of faith can stand together to change public policy that stops mass incarceration. Sponsored by the Arizona Faith Network Public Policy Commission, the panel will be moderated by the Rev. Dr. Eric O. Ledermann, pastor at University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, and will include:
Representative Reginald Bolding
Arizona state representative for District 27
The Honorable Robert L. Gottsfield
Retired Arizona Superior Court judge
Ms. Patricia (“PJ”) Boone-Edgerton Longoni
mother of three children who are incarcerated
The Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons
Conference minister for the Southwest Conference
of the United Church of Christ
The Rev. Rock Fremont
Ordained minister in the United Church of Christ,
and former prison chaplain
Ms. Marilyn Rodriguez
an Arizona firm focused on legislative advocacy
Through shared dialogue rooted in the richness of our various faith and spiritual traditions, the session will address ways to reform the Arizona criminal legal system through a lens of faith, equity & inclusion. There will be a Q&A session for audience members to pose questions. And a Call to Action will invite participants to stand up for justice, equity and inclusion in our criminal legal system.
This five-part series is supported through the generosity of the Monsignor Edward Ryle Fund and is in honor of his legacy of advocating for justice, civil rights and human dignity for all people. This session examines inclusion and equity in Arizona’s criminal legal system and how people of faith can stand together to change public policy that stops mass incarceration.