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Saturday, July 11 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
"Incarceration Nation" Vanessa Spinazola, Derek Cohen, Patrice Lee (mod)
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) "Incarceration Nation"

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Patrice Lee

Director of Outreach, Generation Opportunity
Patrice Lee is the Director of Outreach at Generation Opportunity where she works to promote economic opportunity for Millennials. Prior to joining GenOpp, Patrice worked at The Philanthropy Roundtable and the Fund for American Studies in policy and media roles. She also held consulting roles as a speechwriter for a United Nations spokesman and a manager for a student travel program to South Africa. Born in the Caribbean, Patrice immigrated with... Read More →

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Derek Cohen

Senior Policy Analyst/Editor, Right on Crime
Derek M. Cohen is Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Right on Crime campaign. Cohen graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. dissertation on the long-term costs and outcomes associated with correctional programming. His academic... Read More →
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Vanessa Spinazola

Legislative & Advocacy Director, ACLU of Nevada
Vanessa joined the ACLU of Nevada’s Reno office in 2012. Originally from Massachusetts, she attended Whitman College in Washington State. After college, Vanessa worked in various social service organizations in Seattle, served as the president of her AFSCME local, and co-founded Centro para la Liberacion de la Mujer to educate Spanish-speaking survivors of intimate partner abuse. She attended Loyola University New Orleans law school. When... Read More →

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Young Americans for Liberty

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America's college campuses.  With more than 600 YAL chapters and 204,000 youth activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle. For more information or to start a chapter visit  YALiberty.org.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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