Please join participants from the DeKalb NAACP Criminal Justice Committee, Bethel Baptist Church, East Lake Commons, and more at our first South DeKalb showing and discussion of the film, “Healing Justice,” on Monday, April 22, from 7 – 9 pm. This inspiring film, which uses poetry, dance and individual testimony, has helped me and others begin to imagine a replacement for the criminal punishment system. See links below for a preview and for other information on the film and on restorative justice.
Location: Bethel Baptist Church, 1890 2nd Ave, Decatur, GA 30032.
Here’s a link to a preview: https://youtu.be/jmTc3qwfII8
For more details and to download the free study guide, go to this link:
To see the film now for $4.99: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/healingjustice
With your help, I hope we can share this film widely and encourage a stronger local movement toward healing justice! Let me know if you want to set up other times or locations.
More resources on healing and restorative justice:
Donna Jones suggests Webinars at the Zehr Institute. She watched the one on December 12: http://zehr-institute.org/webinars/transforming-violence.html
Mark Harding suggests the book, Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle for “restorative justice vignettes.”
Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/healing-justice/
“We who believe in freedom cannot rest, We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes
Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, Is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons” (Refrain & First Verse of “Ellas’s Song”)
Preview YouTube video HEALING JUSTICE — TRAILER