UPCOMING EVENTS

Please join us for our Upcoming Events and those that we are hosting, co-hosting, supporting, sponsoring and/or participating as tablers/vendors

Upcoming Events & Reentry Awareness Month Events (July)

For the 8th year, Georgia's Governor has approved our proclamation request to observe July as Reentry Awareness Month throughout the state! All of July, we will bring awareness of the challenges to reentry, highlight the successes of those returning home from incarceration and host reentry-focused events, including in person events and dinner fellowships. To sponsor an event, please visit the donation page.

July 2024 Proclamation- Reentry Awareness Month

For the 8th year, Georgia's Governor has approved our proclamation request to observe July as Reentry Awareness Month throughout the state! All of July, we will bring awareness of the challenges to reentry, highlight the successes of those returning home from incarceration and host reentry-focused events, including in person events and dinner fellowships. You can read our 2024 GA Reentry Awareness Month proclamation here

To sponsor an event, please visit the donation page.

July 1st. Ballots & Bites (Voter Education & Dinner). Columbus. 4pm-7pm

Please join us in Columbus for our 8th annual Reentry Awareness Month kickoff! Join us, in partnership with Fair Count and VoteRiders, on Monday, July 1st from 4pm-7pm, for Ballots and Bites as we engage citizens in a non partisan manner on voter rights, accessing free resources to help you get your ID, birth certificate AND enjoy a catered dinner! 

Prior to the event, we (NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.) will host a "Voting & the Arts" contest where applicants who plan to attend the event and dinner can showcase their spoken word, poetry or visual artistic skills on the issue of VOTING for a chance to win 1 of 3 cash prizes. (see the application for more contest details)

This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED by June 24th. Due to limited seating, children are not allowed and seating is limited to 20 adults! Justice-involved people will be prioritized! Save your seat here.

Catering provided by Down Home Southering Catering, LLC.

July 5th- Grocery Giveaway, Douglasville, GA. 5pm-6pm. 

In partnership with Blessings Working Together for their First Friday Grocery Giveaway, we will be giving away groceries to 10 justice-involved or formerly incarcerated individuals or heads of households. Although ANYONE in need can apply for the grocery giveaway and receive free groceries from Blessing Working Together, ONLY 10 people who have been impacted by an arrest, conviction or incarceration will receive ADDITIONAL groceries (and a cash gift card) from us. To apply for the grocery giveaway, scan the QR code in the flyer or click here

NOTE: If you are justice involved or formerly incarcerated, be sure to indicate that in the application and email PROOF of your justice involvement (letter or email from your PO, a mug shot, prison/jail ID, etc.) AND a photo ID to feeassistance@nlscoinc.org by July 4th at 5pm. 

July 17th. VIRTUAL. 4pm EST. Challenges of Reentry for Special Populations

This virtual panel discussion will address the inequities in accessing resources for formerly incarcerated people who are:

  • Older
  • Trans
  • Living with a Mental Illness or Substance Dependency
  • Impacted by the Sex Off***er Registry

Guest presenters:

- Chanel Haley, Director of Education & Community Engagement at Georgia Equality's TransAction GA

- Shanequa Bonvillain, Street Medicine Case Manager at Mercy Care & a Child of Formerly Incarcerated Parent

- Tabatha Trammell, Founder of a Woman With a Plan

- Pete Profiteer, Board Director of Restore Georgia & serial tech entrepreneur 

Click here to register on Zoom

July 20th. Atlanta. Free Dinner & Fellowship for Justice-Impacted & Formerly Incarcerated People & Families.

Are you a person or loved one directly impacted by an arrest, conviction or incarceration? Want to connect with other positive individuals impacted by the same system and issues, many of whom have overcome them? If so, we'd love to share space and fellowship with you over lunch. This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED. 

Catering provided by Down Home Southering Catering, LLC.

Registration opens July 1st. 

July 30th. VIRTUAL. 4pm. Know Your Rights & Reclaim Your Vote in GA: Voting with a Felony, Pardons & Early Probation Termination.

Please join this free and virtual webinar to hear from our guests and friends at Georgia Justice Project as they share info on how to reclaim your vote in Georgia. This call is for anyone who wants to know:

  • who can and can’t vote in Georgia
  • why you should vote
  • how you may be able to vote in Georgia with a felony
  • what to do if you are on probation
  • what to do if you owe fines, fees and/or restitution
  • how to vote if you are in jail
  • hear about how you may be able to terminate your probation early
  • how to get a pardon
  • how to request a certificate of sentence completion

Click here to register on zoom

 

Past Events

April, 10, 2024. 3pm. Columbus, GA
 Goodwill Career Center 
(Bldg. B, rooms 2 & 3) 
2601 Cross Country Drive 

We partnered with the Columbus Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Fair Count, Vote Riders and GA Equality;s TransAction GA to share info with attendees about redistricting, absentee and provisional ballots, new voter laws and procedures in Columbus and in the state, voting with a criminal conviction, early termination of probation, voting as a trans Georgian and more that equipped attendees with becoming a more informed voter. 

NARSOL 2024 Conference speakers announced! Our founder is the Sunday (June 23rd) keynote! 

Our founder and Board President, Waleisah Wilson, will be one of the key note speakers at this year's NARSOL (Nat'l Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws) conference. Her speech "Where's the Mercy: Balancing Justice & Common Sense" will engage the thoughts of those in attendance of topics such as grace, mercy, forgiveness and common sense when engaging with, providing services to and integrating with men, women and children living on the sex off***er registry and addressing the barbaric, oppressive and counterproductive laws and policies that cause more harm to communities than keep us safe. 

The conference is sold out online and no more registrations can be made online but you can still register in person or pay $35 to watch the livestream. Registration ranges from $140-$279. 

  • Register in person- Thursday, the 20th, from 6:30pm-8pm during preregistration or at 7:45am Friday morning. Please note that by registering in person, seats are not guaranteed and attendees may have to stand at some or all the sessions. Due to the Saturday night banquet’s capacity being met, any in person registrations WILL NOT INCLUDE ADMITTANCE INTO SATURDAY NIGHT’S AWARDS BANQUET.
  • Virtual attendance- You can watch the conference live (or have the recording sent to you) for $35. You can purchase virtual tickets, see the speakers and schedule at https://conference.narsol.org/

April, 4, 2024. 9a-1pm. Columbus, GA
 
Day reporting Center
334 2nd Avenue

Board member Andez tabled at this event to share our services and  educated attendees who were on & off probation of their possible right to vote in Georgia. 

June 15, 2024. 10a-2pm. Atlanta (Mechanicsville). Board members, Waleisah, Chay and Shanequa tabled at New Georgia Project's F.I.R.E. event on Saturday, June 15th, in Mechanicsville to provide voter education and voting restoration info to formerly incarcerated community members. In addition to voter education, they gave info on voter disenfranchisement, facts to clear up the myth that a felony or fines, fees or restitution keeps you from voting in GA and gave info on how to cancel a voter registration to those on parole or felony probation who had previously registered to vote. #VoterEducation #RestoreTheVote

April 1, 2024. 8pm EST. 
  In case you missed our founder's April 8th's Impostrix Podcast appearance (S2E10) "Building a Career After Incarceration" where she discussed how she navigated barriers to reentry (including imposter syndrome), her career journey, starting 2 businesses after her release from prison and her work as a criminal justice reform activist and agitator. 

Click to listen to the podcast 

Click to watch on YouTube

NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. is a fiscal sponsor and grantor of  All of Us or None GA- Atlanta Chapter by way of funding provided by a grant from Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. All contributions for All of Us or None GA- Atlanta Chapter received by NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. are tax-deductible within the legal limits under NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.’s 501(c)(3) status. Checks and money orders should be made payable to: NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. and identified as a contribution for All of Us or None GA- Atlanta Chapter in the memo field to ensure accurate designated account tracking

For tax purposes, NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.'s EIN# is 80-0461813. 

Please send all LEGAL correspondence to: Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc. 8735 DUNWOODY PLACE, STE N, ATLANTA, GA 30350

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