|Join CLASP in our next series of virtual conversations focused on healing-centered liberation policy. This two-part discussion will uplift movements to divest from law enforcement and mass incarceration and invest in historically oppressed communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice uprisings require us to reimagine a justice system that prioritizes the vital lifelines needed by communities impacted by the justice system. This includes investing in jobs, education, and healing; creating education and workforce training pathways from incarceration to reentry; and eliminating the collateral consequences of incarceration.
The first conversation, on August 27th at 3 PM ET, will feature directly impacted leaders who have been at the forefront of demanding greater investments in their communities. We’ll hear how these leaders are building a vision for community investment that doesn’t rely on a system of oppression.
- DeAnna Hoskins, President, JustLeadershipUSA
- Terry Green, Founder and CEO, Think Make Live Youth
- Xochitl Bevera, Director, Racial Justice Action Center
The second webinar, on September 3rd at 3 pm ET, will feature advocates and practitioners who are advancing a new vision for justice through policy and systems change focused on access to employment and healing, wealth building, and eliminating the perpetual punishments of incarceration.
- Robert Sainz, Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles
- Quintin Williams, Campaign Manager of Fully Free the Campaign to End Permanent Punishments, Heartland Alliance
- Victoria Palacio, State Advocacy Coordinator, Legal Action Center/No Health=No Justice Campaign
- Cassandra Webb, Senior Associate of Strategy and Innovation, Cities United
These online engagements are a part of CLASP’s efforts to promote an agenda focused on healing-centered liberation policy, which advances a radical, imaginative approach to reparations that isn’t static and transactional. Instead, this approach considers a host of systematic policies that have economically persecuted and disenfranchised Black Americans, from the transatlantic slave trade to mass incarceration. Healing-centered liberation policy requires us to follow the lead of activists in communities who’ve been doing the work of organizing and building community-led infrastructure to dismantle the police state and create thriving Black and Brown communities.