Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Renard Thomas / Ann D Zanders 
Re-Entry Alliance for Louisiana 

REAL Help Reentry Symposium 2022 

Dr.Re-Entry Alliance for Louisiana will host the REAL Help Reentry Symposium which has two main objectives: 1) to begin educating the next generation of reentry leaders and advocates; and 2) to reinvigorate those in the reentry community to continue their support of reentry organizations. Join us with great speakers and inspired presenters!

Symposium Plenary Speakers

Dr. Alfreda Tillman-Bester

Dr. Alfreda Tillman- Bester serves as Special Counsel for Human Services at Southern University Law Center's Vulnerable Communities & People's Initiative.  She is the former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Children and Family Sertvices. She is also the former Louisiana  Secretary of Labor.

Reverend Alexis Anderson 

Alexis Anderson is an ordained servant teacher and serves on several strategic reentry related boards and committees.  She found the community organization PREACH serves as its Executive Director.  She serves in a board capacity for Justice and  Accountability  Center and  Louisiana Mental Health Advisory Council. ASdditionally she serve on the 19th JDC Domestic Violence Specialty Court Planning Work Group, Chairperson of the faith based subcommittee for the Louisiana Stop Solitary Coalition and a memner of the East Baton Rouge Prison Reform Coalition.

The Panels guests will focus on:

Panel 1: Examining approaches to increasing housing capacity for the reentry population.

Panel 2: Examining negative impacts of unsuccessful reentry efforts in our communities.

Panel 3: Exploring the foundational aspects of reentry across all systems.

Panel 4: Developing equitable pathways toward high wage employment and entrepreneurship opportunites for justice-involved citizens.