Activist–and past Sarasota Magazine Unity Award winner—Demetrius Jifunza will discuss Amendment 4, voting rights and recent voter fraud arrests on Legal Aid of Manasota's "Justice Matters" radio show on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 9:30. "Justice Matters," which focuses on civil legal topics related to the community, airs as part of WSLR 96.5's Peace & Justice Report.
Jifunza is the former Sarasota chapter president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, an organization committed to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions. He was instrumental in the passage of Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to more than 1 million people in Florida who were previously convicted of felonies. He's also the vice-president of the Sarasota County Branch NAACP, a member of the Sarasota Ministerial Association, former board chair of CAN Community Health of Sarasota, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and co-chair of the criminal justice committee for Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE). A longtime former paralegal, he is currently pursuing his doctorate in counseling education and Supervision and is a registered mental health counselor intern at CAN Community Health.
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21st, on WSLR's "Peace & Justice Report" at wslr.org.