Media Release
January 26, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ for an upcoming virtual adventure event, “Community Justice: From Trauma to Connection,” that will explore the criminal justice system with a focus on youth and communities of color. A panel of experts will discuss how the trauma of racism is intergenerational; the impact of public perceptions and individual bias on adolescents, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; and the best ideas, existing resources, and underappreciated alternatives for achieving true and equal justice for all.

The event will be hosted by FSCJ Professor of Criminal Justice Kimberly Hall and Alyssa Beck, who is a survivor mentor at the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville.

Panelists include:

  • Tiana Davis, Policy Director for Equity and Justice, Center for Children’s Law and Policy in Washington, D.C.
  • Jacquelyn Green, Community Development Administrator, Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Kelly Roy Kemp, Deputy, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office
  • Selena Webster-Bass, CEO, Voices Institute in Jacksonville

For more information, visit or email Register at

COST:  Free. This virtual event is open to the public but registration is required for all attendees.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 11, 2021

7-9 p.m.

Online check-in begins at 6:50 p.m.

WHERE:  Online – Registrants will receive a hyperlink to the online webinar location and a reminder email prior to the event.


About FSCJ

Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 45,000 students and awarding more than 8,000 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Pindrop and TEDxSHORTS.

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