Speakers

Toni Bunton, Konni Burton, Carole Eady-Porcher, Lauren Johnson, Tia Titus, Misty Wilder, Pamela Winn

Toni Bunton

Detroit, Michigan

Toni Bunton is a published author, speaker, activist, advocate, and life coach. Her presentation will cover the following subjects, weaved into her own personal story: mass incarceration of women, trauma-informed care and trauma-specific interventions, and a holistic approach to recovery for survivors.

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Konni Burton

State Senator - District 10
Fort Worth, Texas

In 2014, Senator Burton won her first bid for elected office by capturing Texas Senate District 10. Burton champions individual liberty, personal responsibility, and free market economics. She is a member of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, under legendary
reforming Senator John Whitmire.

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Carole Eady-Porcher

New York, New York

Carole Eady-Porcher has a dramatic testimony of trauma, loss, restoration, and social justice action. She will share that testimony and how, over the last 30 years, she has worked to overcome many barriers and now is a professor in the school of criminal justice
at John Jay College in New York. She is a mother, an activist, and a very successful community leader.

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Lauren Johnson

Austin, Texas

A native Texan, Lauren Johnson will present from the perspective of a recovered addict, a mother of three, a formerly-incarcerated criminal justice reformer, and a leader of community activism and advocacy. She uses her powerful voice to educate the public,
community stakeholders, and policy leaders on effective methods for reducing our society’s dependence on for-profit incarceration, criminalization, and detention.

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Tia Titus

Washington, DC

Tia Titus is a certified Joy Enthusiast that helps women transition from prison in order to change their mindset and create a better life for themselves and children. With her personal past struggles of being incarcerated in her late teens, Tia knows the path of a
successful recovery by overcoming low self-esteem and her addiction to drugs and alcohol. Tia uses her witty personality and tenacious attitude to influence others to be an overcomer no matter the hardships they’ve experienced.

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Misty Wilder, BS

Program Manager
Healthy Start
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Misty Wilder is the Program Manager of the UNT Health Science Center Healthy Start program. She has over 11 years’ experience in the community setting working with faith leaders, community-based services and organizations to improve the health and well-being of women and families. She has in-depth knowledge of community resources available to families. Misty currently sits on many community boards such as the African American Health Expo, Tarrant County Cancer Disparities Coalition, Infant Health Network, Cancer Care Services, Celebrate Shi, and Tarrant County Disproportionality and Disparities Advisory Committee.

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Pamela Winn

Atlanta, Georgia

Pamela Winn is an activist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a single mother of two sons and has three post-secondary degrees in Nursing and is an entrepreneur with two successful businesses. She served a five-year federal sentence for a white-collar crime. Rather
than diminishing her spirit, the losses she experienced while in prison – separation of her family, a miscarriage, the revocation of her nursing license, and the closing of her businesses – actually empowered her to become an advocate for the incarcerated and
formerly incarcerated.

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