2022 Igniting Change hosted by Gideon’s Promise on March 17th!


Atlanta, GA –  February 16, 2022 – The Stave Room, Atlanta, GA, March 17, 2022. Gideon’s Promise will host a fundraiser to support public defenders on March 17, 2022 at the Stave Room, 199 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. Igniting Change 2022: I AM THE PROMISE, is an experiential event that will take a walk through the history of the criminal legal system, and how the Atlanta community can keep the promise of justice for everyone. There will also be time for fun and fellowship, as we work collectively for transformation and equity.

Igniting Change is an event that gathers diverse industries and individuals in our shared aspirations of progressing the criminal justice reform movement. This year’s honorees are trailblazers in the fight for justice, T. Dallas Smith, Founder & CEO of T. Dallas Smith & Company with the 2022 John R. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award and Steve Ewing, Owner of Wade Ford with the 2022 Community Impact Award. “Each year that we host Igniting Change, I’m reminded of how important it is to not only celebrate and support the tireless efforts of public defenders across the country, but to also recognize the leadership of change makers who generously impact our community everyday,” said Ilham Askia, Gideon’s Promise Executive Director.

Visit http://bit.ly/IgnitingChange2022 to purchase tickets, or to donate to the event.

“This event marks the 15th year anniversary of Gideon’s Promise. We created this organization to keep the promise to uphold the critically important Supreme Court ruling of Gideon v. Wainwright. I continue to look ahead as we advance our mission forward to keep the promise,” said Jonathan Rapping, Gideon’s Promise President.

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The mission of Gideon’s Promise is to transform the criminal legal system by building a movement of public defenders who provide equal justice for marginalized communities. Gideon’s Promise, through its zealous public defenders, is working to end mass incarceration and keep families together.