May 14th, 2018
Emily hunt turner - grilled cheese and a human story
Emily Hunt Turner is the founder of All Square; a nonprofit social enterprise centered on a gourmet grilled cheese restaurant and institute that aims to reduce recidivism by supporting, rather than excluding, individuals with criminal records.
The restaurant was founded in response to the widespread exclusion of those with records. Emily believes that all individuals deserve to be judged on their merit and not their mistakes. Additionally, she feels strongly that meaningful reparations for communities who have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system are of the utmost importance.
Emily is also a civil rights attorney in Minneapolis with a background in housing, architecture and public policy. She was born in St. Paul, grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and spent the last thirteen years in New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans.
Prior to launching All Square, Emily worked on issues of prisoner reentry, fair housing and segregation for the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Her hope with All Square is to leverage her talent, privilege, and network to empower those historically excluded while dismantling the divides that are isolating and destabilizing communities across the country.