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How to Dismantle Mass Incarceration Part 1 of a 3–Part Series

Recorded on April 20, 2021:

How has intergenerational trauma contributed to the mass incarceration of Black and Non-Black People of Color? How can healing be used to dismantle the criminal punishment system? Many experts have linked the over-incarceration of Black and Non-Black People of Color directly to the devastating legacies of slavery: intergenerational trauma, cycles of poverty, and systemic racism. These effects on communities of color have been profound: research shows that people incarcerated for violent crime have experienced 4 times the rate of childhood trauma compared to the general population. Join UnCommon Law and ChangeLawyers as we explore whether our society is willing to offer healing to those who are both survivors and perpetrators of violence. Episodes will center the experiences of incarcerated people and their families, and will be moderated by UnCommon Law’s Executive Director Keith Wattley. Sign up for these free events here:

“The Get Together” is an online TV show about race and racism today and what it has to do with working class white people’s struggle to keep food on the table and pay their bills. In every episode we’ll tell people how to take action for racial justice. A recording of Episode One, “White Women on Defunding the Police”, can be found here. It starts around minute 13. The Get Together is a project of Showing Up for Racial Justice.

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