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This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Mitchelle Woodson

Think Dignity
Interim Executive Director, Managing Attorney
San Diego CA
Mitchelle Woodson is the executive director and managing attorney of Think Dignity, a homeless advocacy agency in San Diego, California, with a mission to inspire, empower, and organize the local community to advance basic dignity to those living on the streets. She joined the Think Dignity staff in 2017 as the staff attorney for the Homeless Youth Legal Advocacy Project. As the staff attorney, Mitchelle directly represents homeless and at-risk youth in their criminal defense matters. Mitchelle is a founding member of FREE-SD, which utilizes the approach of participatory defense, a community organizing model that aims to empower people facing charges and their families to transform the landscape of power in the courtroom; and the DeDe McClure Community Bail Fund, a grassroots organization committed to educating and empowering community members to fight against the devastating effects of the cash bail system and supporting those who have been victimized by it.