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Democrats of the Red Rocks – Race, Activism and Criminal Justice Reform in Northern Arizona

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a special ZOOM discussion this Thursday.

Race, Activism and Criminal Justice Reform
in Northern Arizona

Lee Phillips – Criminal Defense Attorney
Dave Rhodes – Chief Deputy, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
Madison Lisle – Community Organizer, Prescott AZ

Thursday, Aug 6, 6:30 PM
To expand our member outreach we are offering a SPECIAL EVENING PROGRAM in August, via ZOOM. Join us for a stimulating discussion with a noted criminal defense attorney handling racial bias cases in Northern Arizona, the incoming Republican Sheriff of Yavapai County and his work to decriminalize mental illness, and a local young community organizer on multi-racial activism. (Please scroll below for ZOOM link)

Lee Phillips
Criminal Defense Attorney, Flagstaff AZ
Lee is one of Arizona’s premier criminal defense attorneys. After working as a union organizer for Cesar Chavez he attended law school at Ohio State University. He has served as a Coconino County Public Defender and as a private practitioner he has challenged racially discriminatory I-40 stops by the AZ DPS, and the Coconino County Jail practice of detaining undocumented persons to be turned over to ICE even after bonds had been posted. Lee will highlight his client Neko Wilson, a black man detained in the Navajo County Jail for the last year without bond on an alleged probation violation for a 2003 transportation of marijuana case (less than 5 lbs.).

Dave Rhodes
Chief Deputy, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
David was born in Bisbee, and moved to the family’s ranch in the Verde Valley when he was five. After attending Yavapai College he joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1994. Since then he has risen to Chief Deputy where he is responsible for the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office. He has championed efforts for jail diversion, both pre-arrest and post-arrest strategies, and the decriminalization of mental illness. Dave will be the next Yavapai County Sheriff, running unopposed as a Republican. “I believe in the rule of law, fair and equitable application of the justice system, upholding the Constitution, and the defense of civil rights. As your Sheriff, I will work hard to decriminalize mental illness, continue to promote collaborative leadership across agencies, and seek cooperation with all sectors to produce cost savings.”

Madison Lisle
Community Organizer, Prescott AZ

Madison is an organizer in Prescott, Arizona, where she will pursue a Masters in Social Justice and Community Organizing this fall. Committed to anti-racist work, she currently organizes for immigration justice with the local group Keep Prescott Together. Madison believes that to achieve true justice, we need to build multiracial organizations that center working-class politics. She will talk about the youth-led, multiracial work she is a part of in this landslide moment of social change.

Race, Activism and Criminal Justice Reform Now in Northern Arizona-DORR Evening Meeting
Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Meeting ID: 851 8564 8274
Passcode: 214626


August 6
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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