PRESS RELEASE: Teen Author Anyé Young Partners With FAMM.org for FAMMilies for Justice Reform Conference
- Press Features
- March 25, 2019
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Teen Author Anyé Young is Featured Speaker for FAMMilies for Justice Reform Conference
#TGLWIP Author and Teen Advocate Continues Her Mission of Speaking Up for Children With Incarcerated Parents
TAMPA, Fla. – March 25, 2019 – PRLog — Anyé Young continues her work as a teen advocate in partnership with FAMM.org for the Empower. Advocate. Win. Conference to bring together advocates, organizations, and people impacted by the criminal justice system on May 17 through May 19, 2019 at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida.
Through her work as an advocate, 17-year-old Anyé Young aims to motivate and empower children who have parents in prison to speak up to promote prison reform and do away with mandatory minimum sentencing on a national level. The conference promotes advocacy to fight failing policies that do not make communities safer or families stronger.
At 16 years of age and a rising high school senior, Anyé Young — a Washington, D.C. metro-based author, self-published her first book on Father’s Day 2018: Teen Guide to Living With Incarcerated Parents (#TGLWIP). The book guides teens with parents in prison with tips, morals, and coping mechanisms. It also offers a glimpse into her life as a teen still coping with the fact that her father is serving a 12-year prison sentence. Learn more about Anyé Young by reading her story: Speaking Out and Breaking a Vicious Cycle.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is an American nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1991 to challenge mandatory sentencing laws and advocate for criminal justice reform. Since 1991 more than 312,000 people have benefited from sentencing reforms championed by FAMM. Additionally, over 97,000 federal prisoners received sentences below mandatory minimums due to the “safety valve” exception to federal drug mandatory minimums, passed by Congress in 1994 at FAMM’s urging.
This conference is part of Young’s 2019 Summer Book Tour. For more information, email info@AbovePrestigePR.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and stay up to date with the conference. During the conference, make sure to use the hashtag #FAMM4Reform19.