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August 6 – Gather Around Justice: Criminal Justice Reform

Join the The Big Table Greater Peoria for the second Gather Around Justice discussion to foster mindful conversation around how we can use our individual power and privilege to make the changes our region needs to correct historic racial, economic, and social inequities. Our next panel will discuss criminal justice reform.

When: August 6, 4:00-5:30 PM
Where: Zoom

Panelists include:
Chris McCall – Family & Criminal Defense Attorney
Johanes Maliza – Central District Assistant Federal Public Defender
Nia Mcfarland-Drye – Mitigation Specialist for Central District Federal Public Defender Office/NAACP
Carl Holloway – Executive Director of MAY-I Outreach

Moderated by: Brent Baker – Director of Workforce Solutions, GPEDC

If you have questions for the panel, please submit them to bigtablegp@greaterpeoriaedc.org no later than Monday, August 3rd at 4:00 PM.

Take a look at our previous discussion that focuses on how we can use our individual power and privilege to make the changes our region needs to correct historic racial, economic, and social inequities.


The Big Table promotes regional community building through conversations designed to strengthen and connect communities. Through open, thoughtful conversations that focus on how we can strengthen our region, we will spark new relationships and new ways for working together by deepening our understanding of each other and what our region needs. Learn more at www.bigtablegp.com.

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