The CFSY National Convening
Reckoning With Our Past to Transform Our Future

November 7-9
Renaissance Hotel
201 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

 

November 7
Thursday

2:00 – 4:00 PM – Breakout Workshops*

A concurrent series of breakout sessions will be designed and offered for specific audiences.

Attendees will be assigned to, and receive invitations for, specific sessions.

5:30 PM – Welcome Gathering

We will gather at the convening hotel for light refreshments and networking.

 

November 8th
Friday

9:00 – 9:30 AM – Opening Remarks from Bryan Stevenson 

9:30 – 10:30 AM- Plenary Session: The Importance of Narrative

The role and importance of narrative in youth sentencing reform, featuring panelists from diverse fields who center storytelling in their respective work. 

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM- Plenary Session: Directly Impacted Leaders Advancing Reform 

People directly impacted by extreme youth prison sentences, including survivors and family members, will share how they are influencing policy and advancing reform efforts. 

12:00 – 2:00 PM- Lunch/Breakout Workshops*

A concurrent series of breakout sessions will be designed and offered for specific audiences.

Attendees are welcome to choose which session to attend.

3:00 – 5:30 PM- Visit to the Legacy Museum or the Memorial for Peace and Justice 

Space for quiet, personal reflection will be available for those returning from the museum and memorial.

6:30 PM- Reception at The Warehouse at Alley Station

Join us for refreshments and an award ceremony at the historic venue just blocks from the convening hotel.

 

November 9th
Saturday

8:00 – 9:00 AM- Breakfast/Breakout Workshops*

A concurrent series of breakout sessions will be designed and offered for specific audiences.

9:15 – 11:15 AM- Visit to the Legacy Museum or the Memorial for Peace and Justice 

Space for quiet, personal reflection will be available for those returning from the museum and memorial.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM- Plenary Session: Spotlight on the South 

An exploration and discussion of the challenges and unique opportunities in youth sentencing legislative advocacy and reform in the South. 

1:00 – 2:00 PM- Closing Session

 

* For questions about breakout sessions, please contact Megan Buchanan at mbuchanan@fairsentencingofyouth.org