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Author Susan Burton, an advocate for women facing reentry after prison, is speaking next week

The event is hosted by First Followers, a local program that provides support for the formerly incarcarated, and will take place at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Champaign on May 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. Burton is the author of Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. 

From the Facebook event page:

Susan Burton, the founder of New Way of Life, a model reentry program for women, will speak about her experiences as a formerly incarcerated person, an individual in recovery and a movement builder in the fight against mass incarceration. The author of the recent best seller, Becoming Ms. Burton, she is an inspiration to all those who value social justice.

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