#Pardons4thePeople Panel Event

February 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
APSP Facebook Live

Wednesday, February 3rd from 10 am to 11:30 am (PST), the Asian Prisoner Support Committee (ASPC), SEARAC, Youth Justice Coalition, and Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, will co-host the #Pardons4thePeople panel event on APSC’s Facebook page.

This panel will feature formerly incarcerated immigrants and refugees community leaders Phal Sok, Billy Taing, Danny Thongsy, Maria Luna, Charles Joseph, Ny Nourn, and special guest Bounchan Keola, CDCR firefighter recently released from ICE detention after serving over 22 years in prison.

The panel discussion will highlight:

  • The impacts of pardons
  • How pardons can disrupt the school-to prison-to deportation pipeline
  • Challenges and successes they face re-entering into society
  • And learn about how communities can come together to support people at-risk for deportation

At the end of the panel discussion, we will launch the #Pardons4thePeople Digital Toolkit, which will be available tomorrow morning. The toolkit will highlight immigrant and refugee community members Maria Luna, Bounchan Keola, Kao Saelee, An Nguyen, Justin Chung, Liyah Birru, Borey “PJ’ Ai, and Chares Joseph, who are all facing deportation. We invite you to help make calls, email, and tweet at Governor Newsom to grant pardons for them.

Please share this invitation widely with your networks and if you’re not able to view the discussion, it will be recorded and you’ll have access to view it. However, we encourage you  tomorrow between 11:30 am to 4:00 pm (PST),  to participate and help amplify the #Pardons4thePeople social media action at bit.ly/pardons4theppl