Lewis Conway Jr. has written four books and has been recognized for his professional servant-leadership nationally. Conway has served on numerous boards and is currently serving as an Advisory Board Member of the Rikers Debate Project and Community Outreach Advisory Council Member for First Step Alliance.
Lewis is an ordained Minister, Executive Director of the Change The Whether Initiative, a nonprofit that works inside prisons and jails with young and adult men. Conway and his wife, Nicole (a mental health advocate), started Equally Yoked Marketing and Consultants, a research and marketing firm that assists organizations with connecting to their target audience using data driven messaging.
As a formerly incarcerated individual, having served 2,095 days in Texas prisons and 4,012 days on parole for Voluntary Manslaughter; Conway has worked tirelessly in local and state legislatures advocating for criminal justice reform, parole reform, voting rights restoration, occupational licensing reform and mental health access, diversity in leadership, building power in disenfranchised communities, .In 2018, Conway challenged an ambiguous state law; becoming one of the first formerly incarcerated people in Texas to have their name placed on an electoral ballot.
Lewis, currently works as a Strategist for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) working nationally to carry out large-scale advocacy, legislative, electoral and organizing campaigns which advocate for policy changes that promote the abolishment of mass incarceration.
Conway has over two decades of experience as a visual storyteller and digital content creator in the broadcast and music industry.
2021 | REFORM 'Give Life Back' Partner
2021 | Community Outreach Advisory Council - First Step Alliance
2021 | Advisory Board - Rikers Debate Project
2020 | Producer - "Yes on 805" PSA x Scarlett Johansson
2020 | Producer/Director - "Corrective Compassion"
2020 | Producer/Director - "Clemency Is Compassion"
2020 | Rikers Debate Project Fellow
2019 | AYC ChangeMaker
2019 | Launched #RunWithConviction
2019 | Launched #VoteWithConviction
2019 | Co-Founded - Equally Yoked Marketing and Consulting
2021 - Clemency 25k - Federal
2021 - St. Louis Mayoral
2021 - Alabama Habitual Offender
2021 - Louisville Police Contract Transparency
2021 - Delaware LEBOR Legislation
2021 - Texas Pretrial Reform
2021 - Utah Parole/Probation Reform
2020 - Wisconsin Parole/Probation Reform
2020 - Kentucky Parole/Probation Reform
2020 - Utah Parole/Probation Reform
2020 - Orleans Parish District Attorney
2019 - Borough of Manhattan Community College
2019 - John Jay College
2019 - Cardozo School of Law
2019 - NYU School of Law
2019 - NYU
2019 - Columbia University
2019 - Ben & Jerry's Global Franchisee Convening
2020 - Princeton University
2020 - Georgetown University
2020 - CBS/Viacom - w/ Twyla Carter x Marc Lamont Hill
2020 - ATX Film Festival
2020 - w/ Empire x Lloyd / Voices For Change
2020 - Levi’s w/ Danielle Silber, Zara Haqq
2021 - UT Austin School of Law
2021 - Yale University
2021 - Brooklyn School of Law
2021 - NYU School of Law
2021 - March For Our Lives (Teach In)