Real Talk: A Conversation with Mr. Huwe Burton

This is a unique opportunity for youth, DCS workers and Foster Success staff to engage in dialogue to speak about criminal justice reform, the importance of voting, and solutions to the problem of racial discrimination.

Who

This conversation is open to youth, DCS workers, providers, and Foster Success Staff. Youth voice will be prioritized.

What

A youth facilitated conversation with Mr. Huwe Burton, a man who spent several years in prison for a crime he did not commit due to discrimination in the criminal justice system. Following this conversation youth, staff and DCS workers will be allowed to engage in Q&A. Learn more about Huwe here and here.

When

September 28, 2020 from 5:30 pm EST

Where

Zoom. Pre-register here.

Why

This is a unique opportunity for youth, DCS workers and Foster Success staff to engage in dialogue to speak about criminal justice reform, the importance of voting and share solutions to the problem of racial discrimination.

The ground rules

  • This space is not created for debate or convincing, but open dialogue and conversation.
  • Please keep the conversation respectful; this isn’t the place to bring negativity or hate.
  • You can keep your camera on or off, whichever makes you most comfortable.
  • Feel free to utilize the chat box to engage, ask questions, or post resources.
  • Feel free to submit your questions and concerns anonymously.   
  • GOLDEN RULE: I respect you, you respect me.

Ask a question in advance

Real Talk Questions

Please submit any anonymous questions or comments you have regarding the "Real Talk" Discussion. Please feel free to share personal stories with racism or any questions regarding race, equality and inequality. At Foster Success we find these conversations like this helpful, please continue to have them. Please be respectful in your comments and responses.

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