This April, join Prison Fellowship® and over 275 organizational partners in unlocking brighter futures for approximately 70 million Americans living in the shadow of a criminal record. Join us for a special, community-wide prayer walk celebrating the dignity and potential of people with a criminal history.
The Road to Second Chances Prayer Walk in Washington, D.C., is an opportunity to cover our nation with prayer for those affected by crime and incarceration. At organized stops along the walk, you will hear real-life stories of people searching for their second chance. Don’t miss this powerful part of Second Chance™ Month, a nationwide celebration of second chances. Through storytelling and prayer, we can spread hope and unlock brighter futures for people who have paid their debt to society!
The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Free T-shirts will be provided on a limited basis. Wear white to show support for second chances!
Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile, Anacostia River Church, Washington, D.C.
Marcus Bullock, Flikshop, CEO and Founder
Alice Marie Johnson, Advocate for Second Chances and President Trump Commutation
Pastor Jon Kelly, Chicago West Bible Church, Chicago, IL
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, Catholic Mobilizing Network, Executive Director
Topeka Sam, #cut50, Director of Dignity for Incarcerated Women
Pastor Denise Strothers, Healing Communities USA, National Director of Operations
Neil Volz, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Political Director
Americans for Prosperity
Gammon & Grange, P.C.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Guests should begin arriving at 1:30 p.m. (Event will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.)
We will gather at the southwest corner of Lafayette Park, walk around the White House, and end at the southeast corner of Lafayette Park.
We highly suggest taking the Metro (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit) to this event, as parking will be limited around the White House. The closest stops are McPherson Square (Blue, Silver, and Orange lines) and Metro Center (Red, Blue, Silver, and Orange lines).
DC Dream Center
Mayors Office for Returning Citizens Affairs
ROC and Texas Policy
Arm & Arm
Central Union Mission
Women Involved in Reentry Efforts
Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School
One Love = True Change
Center for Court Excellence
Anacostia River Church
CSG Justice Center
Harvest Life Fellowship Church
SOME Center for Employment Training
National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens
Chef Johnny- The Mission Kitchen (providing food)
So Others May Eat
Friends of Guest House
Dress for Success Washington DC
Public Defenders Office of Defender Services*
Christian Legal Aid*
*will be offering legal aid services during the event
PLAN YOUR OWN PRAYER WALK
Can't make it to the Road to Second Chances Walk in D.C.? You can host your own Road to Second Chances Prayer Walk in your community. To make it easy for you, we created a planning guide. It will help you prepare for and execute an excellent event, where people in your community can join together to raise awareness of the barriers faced by those with a criminal record.
Download our planning guide, "Planning Your Own Road to Second Chances Prayer Walk" for tips and information on how to set up your own prayer walk.