Join Us As We Talk About Criminals . . . and Listen to Music


We’re happy to announce a partnership with Shady Grove Presbyterian Church to produce a unique evening of conversation and exploration of an issue very near to us – criminals

Sounds harsh, doesn’t it. We don’t often use this language for obvious reasons. The term evokes negative and sharp emotions. And maybe it should. But who are the criminals in our community. Do you know any? What have they done? What are their stories?

SALT, in its second season, is an outreach of Shady Grove that follows this simple recipe:


1 lb. great music

4 cups insightful questions 

2 pinches of community 


Join us on October 18, as we add our voices . . . and musical instruments to the mix. Capital Defense Team member, Rob Gowen, will play guitar and Assistant Public Defender Josh Spickler will contribute to the narrative portion of the evening. Plus, a special guest will share a unique story about his last 44 years as an inmate in the Tennessee prison system.

You won’t want to miss this compelling evening. It’s free and open to the public. 

Prepare to be challenged.

When: Thursday, October 18 at 7PM

Where: Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Road, Memphis, Tenn.


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