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April 22: A Second Chance Month Celebration with Tony Lowden

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, April 22, in the Blue Room at the Georgia Freight Depot for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon to celebrate Second Chance Month with Tony Lowden, Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry.

Second Chance Month was launched in April 2017 by Prison Fellowship to celebrate brighter futures for those who have repaid their debt to society. This event is the Foundation’s third annual celebration.

This event is open to the public and is $35 to attend.  Registration, networking at 11:30 AM; event begins at noon.

About the speaker:

Tony Lowden’s appointment as Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry was announced on February 6, 2020, by the White House. He is pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., where his congregation includes former President Jimmy Carter, and is chaplain for the Secret Service in Southwest, Georgia.

He was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012 to the State Charter School Commission.  After serving as project coordinator for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, Lowden served as the Director of Faith and Justice Initiative for the Governor’s Office of Transition Support and Reentry.

Reared in North Philadelphia in a single-parent home, Lowden understands the plight of poverty and illiteracy. He double majored in Economics and Government at the University of Southern California while on an athletic scholarship and earned his Master’s of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Lowden was founder and executive director of STONE Academy, an after-school enrichment program for at-risk children in the Macon-Bibb County area. He has served as pastor at Strong Tower Fellowship and youth pastor at Lundy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Macon, youth director at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church in Warner Robins, and in other leadership capacities in numerous civic organizations in Middle Georgia.

His community involvement has included the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development Board and the Board of Directors for the Center for Racial Understanding.

He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Georgia, a 2014 graduate of the inaugural class of the Bailey-Sullivan Leadership Institute of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) and a member of American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Leadership Network Fall 2016 class.
Lowden and his wife, G. Pilar Lowden, an educator and performing artist, have one daughter, Tabitha Lowden.


This event, which is open to the public, is $35 to attend and includes lunch. Registration is required; the deadline to register is Monday, March 16. Register at Eventbrite or send your check for $35 per attendee (memo: “Brexit Event”) to Georgia Public Policy Foundation, 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Questions? Email info@georgiapolicy.org or call Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050.

Media who wish to attend must contact Benita Dodd.

What: “Second Chance Month,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
When: Noon, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Blue Room, Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Atlanta GA 30334
Attire: Business, business casual

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is a trusted, independent resource for voters and elected officials. The Foundation provides actionable solutions to real-lift problems by bringing people together. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf. The Foundation is ranked in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index as one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks.”



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Blue Room, Georgia Freight Depot
65 Martin L. King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30334 United States
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