DT | Women with Wisdom: 11:45 a.m.

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Name: DT | Women with Wisdom: 11:45 a.m.
Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Dr.  Carol Getty, 25 year member of Central Exchange, will be discussing her 40 year career working in the criminal justice system.  She will share her observations about how the nation came to fight many ill-advised “wars on crime” shifting focuses from rehabilitating prisoners to simply filling prisons.
                    “There is no doubt in my mind that America can create and support a more peaceful criminal justice
                    System.  Americans are not the most evil people on the planet and we shouldn’t be locking up more people per capita than any other country in the world.”
                    “We have to change the rhetoric.  We need a new model.”
After teaching math for several years, she learned about the criminal justice by studying and then volunteering in the Arizona system. She served two appointments by Arizona Governor to the Arizona parole board and then two appointments by Presidents Reagan and George H.W.  Bush to the federal parole board.  During her federal service she ran one of five regional offices, the one headquartered in Kansas City, and with a Bush appointment served as chair of the commission in Washington D.C. for a year and a half making her the first woman to serve in this capacity in the then 60+ years of the board.  After completing her two terms she taught for 14 years and retired as an Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice from Park University. She has published a book called Peace in Justice.
Life-long learning for the retired and nearly retired. If you have “been there, done that” and want to share your experience and lots of laughter, join us!

Women with Wisdom helps navigate the needs of a growing and dynamic demographic within CX – members 55+ --  with relevant programming tailored to our age group.  The purpose of this group is to develop a community of like-minded yet diverse women to share wisdom and expertise to encourage life-long learning.  We focus on re-purposing ourselves and our time, making the most of the next stage of life.  CX members gather to hear and learn from life experiences of a different member each month. 

Join us as we present engaging topics, and share resources in a casual, conversational setting
1020 Central, KCMO  64105
Date/Time Information:
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Contact Information:
Brenda Lowe, Program Director
Members: No Charge
Nonmembers: $15
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