Syrita Steib-Martin is a nationally certified and licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist. She has an unrelenting passion to help women successfully reenter into society after incarceration. At the age of 19, she was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison. After serving 110 months, she earned her B.S. from LSUHSC in New Orleans. Syrita is the founder and Executive Director of Operation Restoration (OR). Syrita successfully drafted and passed Act 276 which became law on August 1, 2017. This law prohibits public post-secondary institutions in Louisiana from asking questions relating to criminal history for purposes of admissions, making Louisiana the first to pass this type of legislation. Syrita is a founding member of the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls which unapologetically advocates to end the incarceration of all women and girls. Syrita wants to bring awareness to the fact that Louisiana incarcerates more people per capita than anywhere in the world. She is committed to changing this statistic one woman at a time.
Tuesday, May 21
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM