Thursday, November 14, 2013
Glenn E Martin, Vice President, The Fortune Society
Glenn E. Martin is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society. He is responsible for leading the agency’s communications work, as well as developing and advancing Fortune’s national and local criminal justice policy advocacy agenda. Mr. Martin works creatively and in collaboration to support the development and implementation of policy reform initiatives intended to decrease our country’s over-reliance on incarceration and remove practical and statutory roadblocks facing individuals reintegrating into their communities. Mr. Martin is the founder of JustLeadershipUSA.
Darius Charney, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, The Center for Constitutional Rights
Darius Charney is a senior staff attorney in the Racial Justice/Government Misconduct Docket. He is currently lead counsel on Floyd v. City of New York, a federal civil rights class action lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s unconstitutional and racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk practices, and Vulcan Society Inc. v. the City of New York, a Title VII class action lawsuit on behalf of African-American applicants to the New York City Fire Department which challenges the racially discriminatory hiring practices of the FDNY.
Prior to coming to CCR in 2008, Darius spent two-and-a-half years as an associate at the New York law firm of Lansner & Kubitschek, where he litigated federal civil rights cases challenging various aspects of New York City and New York State’s child welfare and foster care systems. Darius received his JD and M.S.W. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. From 2003-2005, he was law clerk to the Honorable Deborah A. Batts, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Kirsten John Foy, a former top staffer to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio
Mr. Foy, who now heads the Brooklyn chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, believes that one of these policies, the police department’s stop-and-frisk initiative, has done more harm than good in stopping gun violence, while damaging community relations with the police force in the process.
Adeola Ogunkeyede, Esq. Supervising Attorney, Bronx Defenders
Adeola received her J.D. from Tulane Law School where she was a member of the Criminal Law Clinic, president of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and coordinator of the Street Law Program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She was the 2008 recipient of the Crest Award for Service and Leadership and awarded the General Maurice Hirsch Award, presented each year to the graduating student who contributes most distinctively and constructively to university or community needs. During law school, she worked for the ABA’s Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project and the D.C. Public Defender Service. After graduation, Adeola interned for Judge Carl Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit where she worked on federal habeas and death penalty cases. Before law school, Adeola worked on civil rights cases in Washington, D.C. A native of Queens, N.Y., Adeola received her B.A. from Duke University.