(Spring Lake, Michigan – September 23, 2020) – Humanity for Prisoners (HFP), a local non-profit organization that provides compassion and personalized, problem-solving services for people in Michigan state prisons, will virtually hold their 2020 Annual Speakers Series on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, from 7 pm – 8:15 pm EDT.
This free event will feature New York Times best-selling author Jim Wallis, a respected writer, teacher, preacher and justice advocate. He will be joined by The James Family Singers, a 20-person contemporary gospel group and longtime friends of HFP.
The event’s focus will be on Jim’s book, America’s Original Sin, Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.
Humanity for Prisoners was drawn to Wallis by his advocacy on issues of racism, peace, and social justice,” said Holly Honig, Vice President of HFP. “Our state disproportionately incarcerates poor people, the mentally ill, and people of color. HFP’s mission of “action with compassion” works to meet the needs and bridge the gaps for our community members in prison. Wallis will give us new ways of thinking about our role in how we got here and how to take meaningful action to make the world kinder and better.”
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 7 pm – 8:15 pm EDT
Where to Register: https://www.humanityforprisoners.org/2020-event
Fee: This virtual event is free, with a suggested donation of $25. Registration includes book study materials.
About Jim Wallis: Jim Wallis is a New York Times bestselling author, widely recognized public theologian, renowned speaker, and regular international commentator on ethics and public life. He is the Founder, President, and Editor-In-Chief of Sojourners, and is the author of 12 books, including American’s Original Sin, God’s Politics, The Great Awakening, and Christ in Crisis.
To learn more about Humanity for Prisoners, please visit https://www.humanityforprisoners.org/