I’m Getting In The Dunk Tank At Just City’s Plunge To Expunge

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 29th 2018 3498 0

Tomorrow, August 30th is your chance to make a splash (literally) while you support an important Memphis non-profit. Plunge to Expunge supporting Just City is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis Made Brewing.

The Event

Plunge To Expunge is a fundraiser for Just City, and it’s at Memphis Made in Cooper Young. They’ll have craft beer, DJ Memville on tunes, Katrina Coleman as emcee, and Smoke and Rolls food truck, which I’ve been dying to try. And a dunk tank, which I’ll be in at some point. More on that later.

The whole point is to raise money for JustCity’s Clean Slate Fund.

Wait, what is that? Did you know that to expunge your record in Tennessee, it costs $280? There are some Memphians who have paid their time, met all the qualifications, and are eager to get their life back on track…but they can’t afford this fee. The Clean Slate Fund is used to pay this fee for people who are eligible, but don’t have the money.

The fund is supported exclusively with private donations. Use this link to support the cause – you don’t have to wait to get to Memphis Made to make a donation.

The Dunk Tank

There are three dunkees for tomorrow event: sports journalist Gary Parrish, Executive Director of Streets Ministries Reggie Davis, and yours truly. So come dunk me! It’s $10 for three throws, $25 for ten throws, and $50 lets you throw until you send one of us plunging into cold water.

The Cause

I’ll let them say it in their own words: 

Just City was founded in 2015 by a group of activists, attorneys, and civic leaders who saw the need for a powerful, independent voice to support the individuals, juveniles, and families who are, or have been in contact with, the criminal justice system in the Mid-South. They advocate for strong, consistent adult and juvenile right to counsel policies and accelerate community-driven solutions to the problems presented by the criminal justice system.

Go There:

Plunge To Expunge 2018
Thursday, Aug. 30
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Memphis Made Brewing

donations accepted via cash or card

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