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"A New Dawn for Justice" aims to shed light on the pressing issues within the United States' criminal justice system and explore transformative solutions. This nationwide tour will bring together activists, experts, community leaders, and those directly impacted by the justice system to engage in meaningful dialogue, share stories, and advocate for comprehensive reforms. Featuring keynote speakers Quawntay “Bosco” Adams, Angela Stanton King, and Lionell “TJ” Tillman, the tour is set to catalyze change, inspire action, and pave the way for a more just and equitable society.

Inspiring Change: Meet the Faces behind the Tour
Kwame Kilpatrick

Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, former Detroit Mayor is an ordained minister, motivational speaker, consultant, and certified character coach who embodies dedication, service, and excellence. After being sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison and serving nearly eight, Kwame embarked on a journey of self-discovery and self-study. This journey led to profound character development, spiritual growth, and preparation to become an effective change agent. Today, he assists organizations, institutions, and communities in achieving sustainable behavioral and cultural transformation.
A New Dawn for Justice - DETROIT
Toni Welch

Executive producer, entrepreneur, advocate, and philanthropist Tonesa “Toni” Welch was born in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in a modest home with her mother, three older brothers, and stepfather. As the only girl, her mother spoiled her with jewelry, trinkets, and trendy clothes; the two were very close. After graduating High School, Toni wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps. She attended Wayne Community College, majoring in Business Administration, and planned to be an accountant - but as an 18-year-old single parent, she was easily lured into a life of excess and abuse, causing her to divert away from her plan. After facing many consequences of past decisions, she turned her life around. Despite the challenges, Welch remains an enduring figure. As a brand ambassador for ConCreate, she has dedicated herself to building and leveraging her influence to advocate for federal and state initiatives that reduce recidivism and increase employment opportunities for persons with a non-violent criminal past.

  • A New Dawn for Justice: Criminal Justice Reform Tour - DETROIT
    A New Dawn for Justice: Criminal Justice Reform Tour - DETROIT
    Sat, Jun 29
    Horatio Williams Foundation
    Jun 29, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Horatio Williams Foundation, 1010 Antietam Ave, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Horatio Williams Foundation, 1010 Antietam Ave, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
    "A New Dawn for Justice," aims to shed light on the pressing issues within the United States criminal justice system and explore transformative solutions.

Thank You to Our Detroit Partner

Marlon Welch
Marlon Welch is a dynamic entrepreneur and marketing expert renowned for his innovative ventures spanning diverse industries. As the co-owner of Winner’s Circle Events, J Bird Entertainment, and The Forum Magazine, Marlon has cemented his reputation as a powerhouse in the business realm. With an astute knack for spotting opportunities and a fervent dedication to marketing, he has forged impactful partnerships with esteemed corporations such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Marlon's influence transcends business; he has significantly contributed to Detroit's cultural tapestry by bringing some of the biggest artists and entertainers to the city, leaving an indelible mark on its vibrant landscape. Beyond his professional endeavors, Marlon is a dedicated advocate for justice reform and a proud returning citizen. Through his unwavering commitment to excellence and his relentless pursuit of success, Marlon continues to inspire and shape the realms of marketing, events, and media, while championing meaningful social change.

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LaToya Perry "Mama Grizzley"
Latoya Perry is a celebrity chef dedicated to giving back to her community and advocating for criminal justice reform. After serving 15 years in prison for drug trafficking, Latoya's journey of transformation and resilience has inspired many. Her son, celebrated rapper Tee Grizzley shared the joyous moment of her release, expressing gratitude with the words, "First my brother Now My Momma Home!!! God Goodlooking You The Greatest!" Today, Latoya uses her culinary talents and life experiences to make a positive impact, striving to bring about meaningful change in both her local community and the broader justice system.

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Corey Waller 
Corey Waller's life has been a testament to resilience and redemption. Despite a turbulent upbringing and growing up in the system, he defied the odds and graduated from Harvard University only to be lured back into street life that he grew up in. Instead of letting unfavorable circumstances define him, Corey is using his story of overcoming adversity and redemption to inspire and guide young men/women facing similar challenges. Through his experiences, he is dedicated to helping future generations navigate difficult circumstances and find hope for a brighter future.
Johnathan Farley
On November 12, 2013, Johnathan Farley was released from federal prison, an event that turned out to be a rescue. His arrest brought him closer to God and helped him leave the streets behind. During his time in prison, he transformed his mindset, focusing on health and adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, Mario turned his imprisonment into an opportunity for growth and dignity. In 2014, he started a towing company, which has been successfully operating since then. By defeating recidivism, Mario has become an inspiration to others from the streets, proving that with determination, you can achieve anything. Additionally, Mario is deeply involved in community work, further demonstrating the positive impact of a transformed life.
Ash Cash Exantus 
Ash Cash Exantus, renowned as the Hip-Hop Financial Advisor and one of the premier financial educators globally, stands out for his culturally attuned method of imparting financial literacy, wealth creation, and entrepreneurial skills. As a speaker, 6x bestselling author, and the visionary behind the Abundance C.O.D.E—the top Personal Development Brand for Justice Impacted Individuals—and its associated 501(c)3 nonprofit, he's dedicated to transforming lives. His initiative focuses on empowering formerly incarcerated individuals and their families with essential financial knowledge and resources, aiming at building a strong economic foundation for both individual prosperity and community rejuvenation. Exantus's work is instrumental in bridging economic gaps for justice-impacted people by providing accessible and sustainable opportunities for growth. His innovative programs emphasize not just financial education but also the cultivation of self-esteem, perseverance, and the significance of community contribution, promoting a perpetual cycle of positive change and prosperity. Acknowledged for his contributions to financial literacy and social justice, Exantus’s efforts in curbing recidivism through economic education and support position him as a formidable advocate for social equity and societal improvement, continually inspiring communities with a message of hope, resilience, and financial empowerment while assisting individuals in achieving their utmost potential.
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