February 1, 2019 Speaker at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

Challenging Mass Incarceration

Speaker: Dr. Nazgol Ghandnoosh

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC, 20010.

Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Ph.D., is a senior research analyst with The Sentencing Project. She conducts and synthesizes research on criminal justice policies and has written about racial disparities in the justice system, public opinion about punishment, and the scope of reform efforts.  Her report, Delaying a Second Chance: The Declining Prospects for Parole on Life Sentences, examines how states and the federal government have increased prison terms for people with parole-eligible life sentences. She regularly presents to academic, practitioner, and general audiences and her work has been featured in outlets including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and WNYC’s On the Media. She also edits The Sentencing Project’s Race and Justice Newsletter.

Dr. Ghandnoosh earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation, Challenging Mass Incarceration: A California Group’s Advocacy for the Parole Release Life Term-to-Life Prisoners,” was an in depth study of a South Los Angeles-based group challenging severe sentences. 

For more info about The Sentencing Project see:    https://www.sentencingproject.org/contact/                              

The Sentencing Project is a leader in changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.

Please join us!

For more info contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker:

202-882-9649, artlaffin@hotmail.com


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NO Clarification of Thought Speaker at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in January–Support Witness Against Torture Events To Close Guantanamo


Dear Friends,

There will NOT be a speaker at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in January.   We encourage people to support the Witness Against Torture Fast for Justice and related events to close Guantanamo from January 6-13. For more info please see: http://www.witnessagainsttorture.com/FastForJustice2019Schedule



We especially encourage you to attend two important events: 

  1. Thursday, January 10 — 6:00–8:30 pm: Panel Presentation – The State of Muslim Rights in the US War on Terror @Public Welfare Foundation Inc., 1200 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009.
  2. Friday, January 11, 2:30 p.m. -– Coalition Rally at White House, commemorating 17 years of Guantanamo.

Please check Witness Against Torture daily for possible schedule changes. 

We wish you every good blessing in this New Year.


In peace and hope,

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

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