Jubilee Jobs 25th Annual Benefit Dinner
The Jubilee Jobs Benefit Committee invites you to the 25th Annual Benefit Dinner at the Katzen Arts Center, American University on May 15th 2018. We are delighted to have Shon Hopwood Law Professor and Author as our speaker. Shon Robert Hopwood is a criminal justice advocate with a remarkable story.
At the age of 23 he was a college dropout and pled guilty to robbing several banks in Nebraska with some friends. Sentenced to 12 years in prison, he turned his hand to writing briefs to free or reduce the jail terms of fellow prisoners. He wrote the briefs to free or reduce the jail terms of fellow prisoners. He wrote the brief for Fellers vs. United States which was among eight out of 7,209 petitions chosen for review by the Supreme Court in 2002. Fellers’s sentence was reduced by four years. Other successful court petitions followed.
In 2009 Hopwood was released from prison. He subsequently received a B.S. degree from Bellevue University in Nebraska and a J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was a Gates Public Service Law Scholar. He then spent a year as law clerk at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and in 2015 became a licensed attorney in the state of Washington. Hopwood is currently Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University. His research and teaching interests include criminal law and procedure, civil rights, and the constitutional rights of prisoners. His legal scholarship has been published in several prestigious law reviews and his memoir, Law Man: Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer, came out in 2017.
Because Jubilee Jobs has been a place for many returning residents to find meaningful employment and way back into the community, we are looking forward to learning from Professor Hopwood. Jubilee Jobs Achiever will also share their stories. Please join us to celebrate our 25th Annual Benefit Dinner. Your support is significant and will help individuals build a path towards sustenance, dignity and hope!
To RSVP, please check out our eventbrite page here.
We are thankful for our corporate sponsors for the event: Colonial Parking, PNC Bank, Clark Charitable Foundation, Delta Bridge company, UDR, Bank of America, and City First Bank. If you would like to sponsor our event, please contact Salina Tulachan , Development Director by email – email@example.com or phone – (202) 667-8970. This is a great opportunity to support a cause and highlight your organization.
Free on-site parking available after 5 p.m.