In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, on Thursday May 13th Fellowship Place is hosting A VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH EMILY BAZELON on the need for criminal justice reform and how people of color and people living with mental illness have been failed by the courts and the prison system. Ms. Bazelon will lead a conversation about the disparities in the criminal justice system and the reforms that are urgently needed; she will be joined by a panel of formerly incarcerated individuals served by Fellowship Place. Free and open to the public, the event will be held via ZOOM on Thursday May 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. To register visit https://fellowshipplace.org/bazelon-event/ or contact Melissa Holroyd, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fellowship Place extends a special expression of gratitude to our Platinum Sponsor Anthem, Gold Sponsors The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and Yale New Haven Hospital, Silver Sponsor Yale University Office of New Haven Affairs, and Donor Sponsors Southern Connecticut State University, and Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. About Emily Bazelon: Ms. Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School, and a co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, a popular weekly podcast. She is the author of two national bestsellers published by Penguin Random House: Charged, about the power of prosecutors, and Sticks and Stones, about how to prevent bullying. Charged won the 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the current interest category and the Silver Gavel Book Award from the American Bar Association. Before joining the Times Magazine, Emily was a writer and editor for nine years at Slate. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. About Fellowship Place: Fellowship Place’s mission is to serve adults living with mental illness by offering a full range of therapeutic support and rehabilitation services that promote independence, wellness, and a meaningful life. Open 365 days a year, our campus community serves over 800 people annually who are living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. Services include day programming, permanent supportive housing, vocational services, homeless engagement services, and support for individuals transitioning out of incarceration. Fellowship’s programs complement and enhance traditional psychiatric care provided in hospital and clinic settings.