Lee to co-host “Clean Slate” workshop

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, will co-host the third annual “Clean Slate” record remedies summit, a day of free legal advice and assistance to help formerly incarcerated people clear up criminal records and put their past behind them, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 3 at Berkeley High School, 2223 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Besides Lee, those taking part will include Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland; Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson; Alameda County Superior Court judges Gordon Baranco and Trina Thompson; and representatives from the Alameda County Superior Court, Alameda County District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices, All of Us Or None, and the East Bay Community Law Center.

Lee is scheduled to speak during the 9 a.m. opening ceremony; she, Thompson and others will hand out certificates of rehabilitation to some of the program’s success stories from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and workshops for the yet-to-be-rehabilitated will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • do you know if congress women Barbara Lee will co-host a 4th annual clean slate program?

  • Josh Richman

    Lee’s staffers tell me they “are presently working on an event for later this year;” I’ll probably post something here on the blog when details are announced.