• alicejohnson_aae_photoThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin University’s 2020 January Series.

    Alice Marie Johnson

    AFTER LIFE: MY JOURNEY FROM INCARCERATION TO FREEDOM

    Monday, January 20
    Underwritten by: Larry & Mary Gerbens

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation will not be recorded or archived.

    In 1996 Alice Johnson was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence plus 25-years without parole for her role in a nonviolent federal drug case. This was her first and only conviction ever. After she served twenty-one years, her life sentence was commuted in 2018 by President Donald Trump, with the help of Kim Kardashian West. An ordained minister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Johnson shares her dramatic story of hope, mercy and gratitude while making the public aware of the realities of life behind bars and the importance of the ongoing struggle to end mass incarceration. Her story is a vital reminder of the power of redemption and of the importance of making second chances count.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin University January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin University January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.