Empathy Network Storytelling Workshops


Storytelling Workshops!

Hosted by: The Million Person Project,  http://www.millionpersonproject.org/

Teaching individuals to dive into their narrative, gaining clarity and competence around their story, as well as building community across the Empathy Network. People will have the ability to share their homework, questions and narrative drafts, get feedback from MPP leaders, #cut50 and their peers. In past trainings, MPP has seen really powerful and thoughtful interaction within participants - who were not otherwise connected to one another. Here, we are starting with a base of individuals who are already organized around being members of the Empathy Network and having participated in the Day of Empathy 2017 or planning to do so in 2018. We believe the cross-pollination and connection between all of the groups will be particularly powerful.

The main outcome will be stronger and more developed narratives for all individual participants, and strong community building across the Empathy Network.  We will choose profiles to spotlight on our Empathy Network/Day of empathy page of the #cut50 website, Facebook Page, Twitter and in emails, leading up to the Day of Empathy in March of 2018.


Webinar 1

Life Mapping

Date & Time:  10/03/2017 (Tuesday), 1pm EST (10am PST)

Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IFbklL0uT6-O-CgScgfmAQ

Worksheets & Resources


Webinar 2

Your Story is Your Power

Date & Time: 10/11/2017 (Wednesday), 1pm EST (10am PST)  

Webinar Link: TBA


Webinar 3

Honing Your Message, Using Your Voice

Date & Time: 10/18/2017 (Wednesday), 1pm EST (10am PST)  

Webinar Link: TBA


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Second Chance Summit: San Francisco with Dave's Killer Bread Foundation

#cut50 and Dave's Killer Bread Foundation cordially invite you to join us for the Second Chance Summit: San Francisco on December 8th. 

The Summit will give business leaders an opportunity to discover the enormous untapped potential of formerly incarcerated individuals or those who may have a criminal record and explore how bringing them into the workforce would benefit society and our economy. 

The Summit will also provide access to the host of resources available to businesses curious about getting started with "Second ChanceEmployment," and will feature content-rich panel discussions on a variety of topics, from risk mitigation and financial incentives to building a vibrant Second Chance culture in your workplace. 

Co-hosted by #cut50, the Second Chance Summit is Dave's Killer Bread Foundation's signature networking and outreach event. We look forward to meeting you there!  

Second Chance Summit: San Francisco - REGISTRATION

"Hope for the Holidays" Days of Action for #ClemencyNOW

The action of President Obama over the next few months regarding clemency is going to be critical. While he has granted more clemencies than the past 10 presidents combined, including over a dozen who had Change.org petitions, the Department of Justice estimates roughly 2,000 more people qualify. And the clock is ticking.

On November 15, we’re going to bring families impacted by mandatory minimum sentencing and the War on Drugs to Washington, D.C. for a Hope for the Holidays event to share the real stories of impacted prisoners and their families and ask President Obama to grant an unprecedented number of clemencies to their loved ones for the holidays. 

2016 Bipartisan Summit On Fair Justice

Given President Obama stance to overhaul the criminal justice system, and a commitment from leading, bipartisan congressional voices to advance comprehensive reforms, the Bipartisan Summit for Fair Justice built on that momentum and put words into actions to achieve reform this year.

WHAT: The Bipartisan Summit on Fair Justice, co-hosted by The Coalition for Public Safety and #cut50

WHEN: Wednesday, July 22 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hall of the States Rooftop Terrace, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C.


Distinguished Guests:
The Honorable Sally YatesDeputy Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice
The Honorable Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
The Honorable Rand Paul (R-KY)
The Honorable Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)Chairman, U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary
The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
The Honorable Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Mr. Roy AustinDirector of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity

National Leaders and Advocates:
Ken BlackwellSenior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Family Research Council
Kirk Bloodsworth, Innocence Project
William “Bill” CobbFounder, REDEEMED
Sakira CookCounsel, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 
Todd Cox, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Khalil CumberbatchPolicy Associate, Legal Action Center
Doug DeasonThe Deason Foundation
Doris FullerChief of Research and Public Affairs, Treatment Advocacy Center
Laurie GarduqueDirector of Justice Reform, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Tim Head Executive Director, Faith & Freedom Coalition
Alison HolcombDirector of ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice
Mark HoldenSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Koch Industries, Inc.
Jessica JacksonNational Director and Co-Founder, #cut50
Monica JahnerFounder, Creating Heroes Stephan’s Way 
Van JonesPresident and Co-Founder, #cut50
John KanebChairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Hood LLC, and Partner, Boston Red Sox
Matt Kibbe, President and Founder, FreedomWorks
Christine Leonard, Executive Director, The Coalition for Public Safety
Marc LevinPolicy Director, Right on Crime
Glenn MartinFounder & Chief Risk Taker, JustLeadership USA
Xavier McElrath-BeyYouth Justice Advocate, Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth and Founder, Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network
Anne MilgramVice President of Criminal Justice, The Arnold Foundation
Pat NolanDirector, American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform
Patrice PalmerProgrammer Developer, Chosen4Change
Robert RooksOrganizing Director, Californians for Safety and Justice
Ronald Simpson-BeyProgram Associate, American Friends Service Committee 
Dionne WilsonSurvivor Program Associate, Californians for Safety and Justice