The mass criminalization and incarceration of African Americans has received increasing attention in recent years, thanks to social movements.  But the role of African American leaders in locking up black people is much less known.  James Forman Jr., son of the Civil Rights leader, discusses the confluence of forces – including class differences within the … Continued


Today  hear a recent talk by Professor Sarah Haley about her new groundbreaking book “No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.” Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers how black women were imprisoned and brutalized in the late 19th century and early … Continued


A Baltimore school has come up with an innovative way to stop kids from acting out in class. Instead of sending children to detention, they elect to send kids to a Mindful Moment Room for meditation. In partnership with Holistic Life Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization committed to nurturing wellness, Robert W. Coleman Elementary School … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – August 10, 2015

Challenging Dehumanization We talk with Margo Perin, founder and director of Write & Rise, about how she uses narrative to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, at risk youth, as well as police and their families, heal from trauma.  Perin is the author of the memoir The Opposite of Hollywood, and contributing editor of the … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – May 4, 2015

Women Bearing Brunt of the Earthquake in Nepal Dr. Renu Adhikari talks about the disparate impact of natural disasters on women, and how we can help make sure that the needs and voices of Nepali women are included in the reconstruction efforts.  Dr. Adhikari is an OB/GYN and founder of the Women’s Rehabilitation Center, a … Continued


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