Author of The New Jim Crow
Watch Zach’s conversation with Danielle Sered, author and executive director of Common Justice, about what safety means and how we achieve it.
Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment
Formerly titled We Keep Us Safe
Despite the United States’ long-standing tradition of aggressive policing and imprisonment, we still don’t feel safe. It’s clear that our current approaches to justice aren’t working. They blame our problems on a subset of scapegoats and marginalized Others we’ve been indoctrinated to perceive as criminals, decreasing our societal capacity to hold powerful institutions and individuals accountable. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment toward growth and support systems for our families and communities.
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