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Virtual Book Club: March 2023

Join us as we discuss "Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and A Road to Repair" by Danielle Sered!

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Virtual Book Club: March 2023

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Mar 23, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Bring your favorite beverage as we discuss Danielle Sered's widely-praised 2019 book about the realities of violence in the US, (in)effectiveness of prison, and how we can build a system that creates healing for victims...as well as accountability for victimizers. 

"Although over half the people incarcerated in America today have committed violent offenses, the focus of reformers has been almost entirely on nonviolent and drug offenses. Called “innovative” and “truly remarkable” by The Atlantic and “a top-notch entry into the burgeoning incarceration debate” by Kirkus Reviews, Sered’s Until We Reckon argues with searing force and clarity that our communities are safer the less we rely on prisons and jails as a solution for wrongdoing.

Sered asks us to reconsider the purposes of incarceration and argues persuasively that the needs of survivors of violent crime are better met by asking people who commit violence to accept responsibility for their actions and make amends in ways that are meaningful to those they have hurt—none of which happens in the context of a criminal trial or a prison sentence.

"Sered asks us to reconsider the purposes of incarceration and argues persuasively that the needs of survivors of violent crime are better met by asking people who commit violence to accept responsibility for their actions and make amends in ways that are meaningful to those they have hurt—none of which happens in the context of a criminal trial or a prison sentence."

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