This year, we were part of the ACLU-MA's What a Difference a DA Makes campaign, in which, along with partners at Families for Justice as Healing, we designed and implemented the CourtWatch MA program. From May 2018 – September 2018, our volunteers watched in at least one court everyday; 162 court watchers completed 219 shifts in fewer than 180 days! Along with numerous grassroots organizations, we led the charge to prevent disastrous changes to our bail laws in the Criminal Justice Reform Bill legislation, passed in 2018. Finally, starting December 3rd, we will hold our "Home for the Holidays" end-of-year bailout where, along with our partners at Black Lives Matter Boston, we will be bailing people directly from Dorchester District Court.
Rahsaan Hall is the Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. In this role Rahsaan helps develop the ACLU of Massachusetts’ integrated advocacy approach to address racial justice issues. Through legislative advocacy, litigation and community engagement, the program works on issues that deeply impact communities of color and historically disenfranchised communities. Rahsaan also manages the ACLU of Massachusetts' What a Difference a DA Makes campaign to educate state residents about the power and influence of district attorneys.
Full dinner, childcare, conversation, and entertainment will be provided. We can't wait to see you!
If you cannot come on December 2nd, but would like to support our work, please can contribute here.