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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to Join the 2020 Innovations Conference
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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to Join the 2020 Innovations Conference

Washington, D.C. — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will speak at the 2020 Innovation Conference, starting today through Thursday, June 25. Their session, which will take place on June 25 at 1:30 p.m. ET, is one of the more than 20 online panel sessions at the 2020 Innovations Conference.

Sessions will include discussions around key issues to transform the criminal justice system such as policing, community supervision, pretrial and bail reform, ending life imprisonment, improving criminal justice data, and reentry, to name a few.

Join us beginning on June 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET for the 2020 Innovations Conference as criminal justice reform experts and advocates from around the country discuss how can we achieve bold transformative change and #ShrinkTheSystem.

For a full list of sessions and presenters, please visit the 2020 Innovations Conference website; the full agenda can be found here. Join us on social media by using the hashtag #ShrinkTheSystem.

Partial list of confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order):

Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General
Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney
Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
Vanita Gupta, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Elizabeth Hinton, Yale University
Deanna Hoskins, JustLeadershipUSA
Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship
Sheena Meade, Clean Slate Initiative
Rashad Robinson, Color of Change
Sam Sinyangwe, Campaign Zero
Michael K. Williams, actor and activist

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – Thursday, June 25, 2020
Online conference: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Thursday

You must RSVP to watch the livestream event here. An email will then be sent with instructions on how to watch.

2020 Innovations Conference

The Center for American Progress is proud to co-host the 2020 Innovations Conference with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. The 2020 Innovations Conference is generously supported by the Kellogg Foundation and Microsoft.

For more information, please contact Claudia Montecinos at


An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is a Hispanic-serving institution and a minority-serving institution offering a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. John Jay is home to faculty and research centers at the forefront of researching and advancing criminal and social justice reform. In teaching, scholarship and research, the college engages the theme of justice and explores fundamental human desires for fairness, equality, and the rule of law. For more information, visit and follow @JohnJayCollege on Twitter.

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. We believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.

The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure that our national policies reflect these values. We work to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals that foster a government that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

Each session topic has been graciously organized by the session sponsor. The views expressed by individual speakers throughout the conference do not necessarily reflect those of the hosts, steering committee, or sponsors.