Jelani Anglin: If You’re Ever Arrested, Call this Number (Ep. 183)

Bio

Jelani Anglin (@jelanianglin) is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Good Call. Good Call’s mission is to ensure that anyone who is arrested will have immediate access to a lawyer via its hotline 833-3-Goodcall. Jelani  is a community organizer and serial entrepreneur. During High School, Jelani started his first online business, for which he was awarded the NYS FBLA Business Plan of the Year award, and was featured on national TV. Prior to founding Good Call, Jelani worked on a variety of issue-based and electoral campaigns, in addition to being a community organizer at AirBnb. Growing up in Far Rockaway, NY, and organizing in low-income communities across the east coast, Jelani experienced firsthand the pitfalls that exist for those oppressed by the criminal justice system. He works every day to better communities similar to where he grew up, and hopes his work will be a stepping stone for other young black males. In addition to being Co-executive Director at Good Call, Jelani is an Echoing Green fellow and a Civil Justice Fellow at Blue Ridge Labs.

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Good Call

Mastery by Robert Greene

The 50th Law by Robert Greene

News Roundup

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Tues., 4/30

House Appropriations Committee

Oversight Hearing: 2020 Census Preparation

10:00AM

CAPITOL, H-309

Streaming

House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications & Tech Subcommittee

Hearing on “Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls”

Rayburn, 2123

Streaming

Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

World Intellectual Property Day 2019: The Role of Intellectual Property in Sports and Public Safety

Dirksen, 226

Streaming

Wed., 5/1

New America

Exploring Online Hate

11:00AM-2:00PM

740 15th St. NW #900

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Senate Judiciary Committee

Hearing on the DOJ’s Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election

10:00AM

Dirksen, Rm. 226

Streaming

Thurs., 5/2

Department of Justice

Competition in Television and Digital Advertising Workshop Information (Day 1)

1:30-5:30pm

Liberty Square Building

Anne K. Bingaman Auditorium & Lecture Hall

450 Fifth Street, NW

Fri., 5/3

Department of Justice

Competition in Television and Digital Advertising Workshop Information (Day 2)

9:30am-1:00pm

Liberty Square Building

Anne K. Bingaman Auditorium & Lecture Hall

450 Fifth Street, NW