PCUM Series on "Incarceration & Race"

 “When the Gates Open and They All Come Home…”

How to Receive and Reintegrate

the Formerly Incarcerated –

The Role of Faith-based and Community Organizations

Frederick Davie, speaker

PCUM’s Sunday-afternoon Series on Incarceration & Race continues

Sunday, June 19 from 4:30 – 6 pm

(after your Father’s Day celebrations!)

On Sunday, June 19th, you and the wider Montclair community are invited to the second informative and thought-provoking session in an ongoing series of discussions on the subject of “incarceration and race.”  The series is designed to help the PCUM family respond to our calling as Christ’s people as we gain insight and develop awareness of the profound impact this problem of race-influenced incarceration policies has on our whole community and nation—and to inspire action as a church.

The presenter on Sunday, June 19th will be Frederick Davie, a former member of President Barack Obama’s transition team, a frequent expert witness at congressional hearings and national events focused on the issue of young black males and high rates of incarceration/challenges to re-entry, and currently the Executive Vice President at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

Fred, who hails from Belmont, North Carolina and is an ordained Presbyterian minister, has extensive experience in senior-level roles in philanthropic and social and economic justice organizations.  As President & CEO of Public/Private Ventures, he developed a model national program for the successful re-entry of former offenders, and in 2007 delivered a White House keynote address on the subject of re-entry.  As a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, Fred developed a national program to support local faith-based and community juvenile justice programs to reduce rates of incarceration and recidivism.  He has also served as Deputy Borough President of Manhattan (1994-1997) and Chief of Staff to New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Community and Public Affairs (1993-1994).

Hope to see you Sunday, June 19th at 4:30 pm.  Bring your friends!




Watch the Feb 28 presentation of PCUM's series, "INCARCERATION & RACE," with George Kendall: https://youtu.be/0pF-qllK3wI