The Judicial Process Commission

Invites you to the

46th Annual Fundraising & Award Luncheon

“From Prison to Recovery”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00 Noon-2 PM

Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY

Lunch & Program - $50              Table of 8 - $380

RSVP by April 20th

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Susan Burton

Founder and Director of a New Way of Life Reentry Project

In 1998 Ms. Susan Burton founded a New Way of Life Reentry Project. Since then she has dedicated her life to helping others break the cycle of incarceration. Her message in From Prison to Recovery, as well as her grassroots effort, is similar to JPC’s vision: a society with true justice and equality for all, with institutions based on reconciliation and restoration, instead of retribution and violence. Susan has earned numerous awards and honors for her work. In 2010, she was named a CNN Top Ten Hero and received the prestigious Citizen Activist Award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a recipient of both the Encore Purpose Prize (2012) and the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award (2014). In 2015, on the 50th Anniversary of Selma and the Voting Rights Act, Susan Burton was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of eighteen New Civil Rights Leaders in the nation. Released in 2017, her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton received a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in the category of Biography/Autobiography. Becoming Ms. Burton is also the recipient of the inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice.


Event Moderator: Theresa Lou Bowick, BSN, RN, DNP-Student

Host of Health Beats on WDKX 103.9

Theresa Lou Bowick, also known as "Nurse Bowick" in Rochester New York, where she hosts the popular radio show, "Health Beats" on WDKX 103.9 FM, wears a dress made of real collard greens to promote her first book, Collard Green Curves-a fat girl's journey from childhood obesity to healthy living. The self-published memoir provides insight on the many factors beyond poor food choices and lack of exercise that contribute to childhood obesity, such as poverty, blended families, domestic violence, educational and religious institutions. In 2017, Collard Green Curves debuted as a stage play to a sold-out crowd at Geva Theatre.



Please direct all Luncheon questions, reservations and sponsorship inquiries to:

Toni Beth Weasner at 585-748-6280 or

The Judicial Process Commission thanks you for your support!

Please mail your payment by April 10th to: The Judicial Process Commission, 1921 Norton St. Rochester, NY 14609


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