#ActiveListeningNews: Social Media Harm in Plattsburgh, Keene

As we prepare for our circle on Monday in regards to social media harm, we wanted to share with you an article about a racist incident that occurred through social media platforms such as Snapchat? How can society change the dialogue around harm on social media? Read this article here!

What Is Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Harm?

By Julie Shackford-Bradley In the videos posted on InMyWords, people talk about their desires or expectations for justice after sexual harm. Check out these videos and add your own. Some samples: “Justice to me looks like being able to have conversations in my community about how many people around them are being hurt by other […]

Expectations For Justice After Sexual Harm

By Julie Shackford-Bradley “We cannot jail, fire or expel our way out of this crisis. We need institutional responses to sexual harm that prioritize both justice and healing, not one at the expense of the other.” UCB Alum and social activist Sofie Karasek has a new project, #InMyWords, which asks survivors of sexual harm to […]

Remembering To Say #MeToo For Women That Can’t

Photo courtesy of Thought Catalog By Jackie Bueno  Disclaimer: This post is not meant to diminish or discredit other norms and practices in other countries around the world. Rather, this post serves as an inclusive reminder that women in countries around the world, that disprove of the gender norms enforced in their countries, are still […]

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Note To Stephen Colbert: No, Senators Were Not Playing “Kindergarten Games” When Using The Talking Stick

By Julie Shackford-Bradley Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi6MrDRy9OQ&t=2s This week, Stephen Colbert poked some fun at  “talking stick” of Senator Susan Collins of Maine, calling it part of a “kindergarten game.” The joke was that the bipartisan group of senators who’d come together to end the government shutdown senators could not even master the rituals of […]

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NYTimes OpEd advocating RJ for campus sexual misconduct cases

The New York Times has published a very supportive OP Ed on the use of RJ for campus sexual misconduct cases. The article summarizes: In restorative justice, the victim and the accused generally meet with facilitators and other community members affected by the offense. The goal is to agree on a plan to make amends to the victim […]

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Championing Change: The Lone Star State Brightens Way for Criminal Justice Reform

by Sandra Farzam, UC Berkeley class of 2015 Within the past five years, the Lone Star State’s imprisonment rate has decreased by 10% and crime there has fallen 18%. Texas is leading the way in bipartisan support for liberal prison policies and much of its success has inspired reforms to the prison systems of other […]

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New York Solitary Confinement

New York City plans to end solitary confinement for inmates 21 and younger. New Mayor Bill DiBlasio is taking the lead on some prison reform for juveniles and youth in New York City: The move stems in part from the building of new “enhanced supervision housing” at Rikers Island, an infamous prison in New York […]

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It’s Not Over Yet: Prop 47 and the Push for Restorative Justice in California

by Julie Shackford Bradley and Patricio Yrarrázaval The passage of Prop 47 about 2 weeks ago is a major victory for all of the organizations and institutions that came together to get the proposition on the ballot and put forth the arguments needed to convince California voters to say yes. From San Diego Free Press: Faith […]