August 07, 2020

Gather Around Justice: Criminal Justice Reform Recap


On August 6, The Big Table: Greater Peoria hosted the second Gather Around Justice panel discussion, focusing this time on criminal justice reform and some of the inequities in our system. The panel included:

  • 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


With over 100 virtual attendees, the Gather Around Justice series continues to engage the community and hopes to spark more conversations. The recording of the meeting is available below:

Stay tuned for more discussions from The Big Table coming soon!

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.