Annual Charles R. See Forum on Reentry

Save the Date: 4.29.22

We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 Charles R. See Forum on Reentry will feature Ms. Susan Burton, the founder of Los Angeles-based A New Way of Life (ANWOL). ANWOL works to break the cycle of incarceration by providing housing, case management, employment, legal services, leadership development and community organization on behalf of, and along with people who struggle to rebuild their lives after incarceration. Ms. Burton is an advocate, activist, and author of  Becoming Ms. Burton , where she shares her own experiences with addiction, incarceration, and trauma.

The Charles R. See Forum on Reentry, will take place on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:30AM at the City Club of Cleveland. The forum honors See’s 44 years at LMM by bringing attention to current issues in the field of criminal justice. Tickets are on sale now – click the button below to get yours! The forum will also be broadcast starting at 12:00PM on and WCPN 89.7. 

Becoming Ms. Burton Book Club

Please join LMM’s Advocacy Department for a series of discussions on the bookBecoming Ms. Burton. The memoir, which was authored by the Forum’s keynote speaker, Ms. Susan Burton, is a story of redemption and overcoming the odds. After the loss of her 5-year old son, addiction took hold of Ms. Burton sending her on a decades-long journey of incarceration and recidivism.

After six separate stints in prison, Ms. Burton found sobriety and started her own nonprofit, A New Way of Life, aimed at helping other women break the cycle of incarceration. Through this work, Ms. Burton also began to advocate to reform the system’s failures that led to mass incarceration of African Americans, overcrowding in the state’s prisons, and the inability for those stuck in the cycle to truly get back on their feet.  

The Becoming Ms. Burton Book Club will meet on:
  • April 5 at 12:00PM
  • April 26 at 12:00PM
  • May 3 at 12:00PM
Click the button below to RSVP for the book club and click here to purchase a book via Amazon (select LMM as your organization of choice using Amazon Smile so our agency receives a small percentage of your purchase at no cost to you) or at a local bookseller. Questions? Email LMM’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Gloria Craig.