Divest to Save Black Lives. Invest to Heal Communities: Centering Impacted Voices to Reimagine a New Vision of Justice




CLASP’s next series of online engagements 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 that communities impacted by the justice system lack. 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 online engagement, on August 27th, will feature directly impacted leaders who have been at the forefront in 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.

Speakers include:

  • DeAnna Hoskins, President, Just Leadership USA;
  • Terry Green, Founder and CEO at Think Make Live Youth;
  • Xochitl Bevera, Director, Racial Justice Action Center

Sep 3, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)