Friday, October 13

3:30 pm Registration Opens

4:30 pm KeyNOTE


7:00 pm Doors Open for "What It IZ"

8:00 PM Show TIME "What it IZ"

Saturday, October 14

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM Plenary Session

10:35AM Breakout 1 

-Women & PrisoN

-Incarceration & The LGBTQ Community

-Inside Education & Prop 57

-Bail Reform

12:15 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Breakout 2

-Solitary Confinement

-Reentry & Prop 47

-Juvenile Justice


3:45 pm Breakout 3

5:30 PM Close of day 1

-Arts In Corrections

-RE-entry for Profit

-Punitive Sentencing



7:00 PM  "The BOX"

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7:00 pm Doors Open for "What It IZ"

8:00 PM  Show TIME "What it IZ"

Sunday, October 15

9:00  Am Check in & Breakfast

10:00 AM Resource and Ally Fair

11:30 am Lunch

1:00  am Action Workshops

3:00 PM  Awards & Closing

5:00 PM  End 


Beyond the  Bars LA

October 13-15, 2017

Hosted at UCLA


On October 13th, 14th & 15th, 2017, the Beyond the Bars LA fellows and the Justice Work Group at UCLA will host Beyond the Bars LA: The End of Mass Incarceration, our inaugural conference, to bring together community organizations, activists, policy makers, researchers, students and those directly impacted by issues of incarceration from across the nation.

This conference seeks to join the efforts of various individuals and groups working to end mass incarceration, in order to bring together our knowledge, experience, and expertise.  Our goal is not only for us to educate and engage one another, but to form lasting working relationships and inspire each other into action and create genuine social change. This year’s conference theme is The End of Mass Incarceration, which will focus on discourse and organization that orients us toward the reality of a future without mass incarceration


Freeway Rick Ross

Better known as Freeway Ricky Ross or “ The Real Rick Ross” is notoriously known for building a Drug Empire in the 1980’s and amassed a personal fortune of a billion dollars. Ross was convicted and ended up spending 20 years of a life sentence before winning his appeal and getting his sentence overturned.

Since his release, Ross released his infamous tee shirt “The Real Rick Ross is not a Rapper", an autobiography with Cathy Scott called "Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography", and the 2016 Emmy nominated, "Freeway: Crack in the System." He is currently touring the nation on his Official Freeway Ricky Ross Book Tour.

Today his mission is to teach literacy—reading, writing, financial, and media—to those whom educators find the hardest to reach. He acknowledges the terrible damage crack created, especially in African American communities, and he is now trying to give back.

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Oct 13, 2017, 7:00 PM
University of California, Los Angeles
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