FICPM Member Daryl Atkinson Receives an Award at the White House

Daryl_9453_edit_cropIt is not easy to be a strong, intelligent, bold Black man in this country. Put a criminal record on him and mainstream America puts him in a box. Yet, allow the same man to pursue his education, develop himself and recognize his true value, and then you can watch this man serve as a leader in his community. That is who Daryl Atkinson is: a leader.

Daryl’s recent speech at the White House, upon accepting a “Champion of Change” award, assessed the discrimination against convicted people in very plain terms. He calls out for traditional leaders to embrace the insights and leadership of formerly incarcerated and convicted people. The FICPM is blessed to have Daryl Atkinson as a leader among us, as his brilliant analysis continues to be strong, intelligent, and bold.

Watch and hear his remarks by clicking this link.

 

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About Bruce Reilly

Bruce Reilly is the Deputy Director of Voice of the Ex-Offender in New Orleans, LA. He is a graduate of Tulane Law School and author of NewJack's Guide to the Big House. Much of his writing can be found on www.Unprison.org.

One comment

  1. Thank you my brother. Look up Halbert Sullivan in STL Father Support Center, you certainly want to add him to your team.  Father Support Center 4411 N  Newstead St. Louis, MO 63115 314-  333-4170. Ask for his administrator Mrs. Perry. RJ

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