A.D.O.R.E. Book Group November 21, 2021 via Zoom@ 11:30am – 1pm

Book Selection: Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons and Punishment by  Zach Norris 2021

 Please Note: The 2020 hardcover edition available through the Hawaii State library is titled: We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just and Inclusive Communities

“America’s criminal justice system is based on retribution; the primitive notion of an eye for an eye that Gandhi says leaves the whole world blind. The damage done by a violent crime is often horrific enough. But then society adds more damage with a system hell-bent on revenge. How is damage plus damage supposed to add up to justice and healing? That’s an equation that’s never going to work.” ~ Van Jones


 “…. we must defund the machine of fear and dehumanization. In its place, we must build a system of care that prioritizes public health and mental health, the restoration of relationships, and investment in our communities. Our overall community health can only ever be as good as the health of our most distressed communities.”  ~

Zach Norris

Consider also listening to Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng’s podcast interviewing Liam Chinn, Community Security and Police Reform Expert. https://soundcloud.com/ktuh/bravethrough-ep1?in=ktuh/sets/bravethrough

A.D.O.R.E. Book Group sessions are held via Zoom and all are welcome. To be added to the group’s email distribution list and to receive the Zoom link for the discussion plus supplementary materials, contact Lee Curran @ dflcurran@gmail.com

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