Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Rebecca Bretz, Program Coordinator

Rebecca Bretz currently serves as the program coordinator for the Solidarity Building Initiative for Liberative Carceral Education at McCormick Theological Seminary. She has been a community organizer in the city of Chicago for over five years, fighting for criminal justice reform, decarceration, and immigration reform. She has volunteered and facilitated programs in correctional institutions for over five years, including a Law and Politics Think Tank at Stateville Prison and a Political Bookclub at Cook County Jail. She has helped to organize mass protests in Chicago, New York, and at the US-Mexico border. She has worked with many organizations including Parole Illinois, School of the Americas Watch, Chicago 400 Alliance, and Chicago Votes. Rebecca has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Law, Crime, and Criminology from DePaul University. Rebecca is currently a Campaign & Outreach Organizer with Chicago 400 Alliance and a member of the Solidarity Letters Initiative.