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These are just a few of the projects being undertaken by the 2020 class of Soros Justice Fellows, a mix of artists, advocates, organizers, and researchers dedicated to advancing reforms and addressing the ills of the U.S. criminal justice system.

“The 2020 class of Soros Justice Fellows begin their work at a critical juncture in American history, coming on the heels of a racial justice reckoning heard around the world,” said Adam Culbreath, who runs the program along with Christina Voight.

2020 Soros Justice FellowsWakumi Douglas will examine and promote cutting edge healing justice trends, and tools within the existing movement, to end mass incarceration.

Toya Lewis will help build a network of informal workers to resist and combat their criminalization and promote their collective prosperity.

Siwatu-Salama Ra will draw upon the leadership of formerly incarcerated people to build bridges between and power within the environmental and climate justice movements and the prison abolition and defund police movements.

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