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Professor Lucas Wilson

from crime reform to defunding punishment: responding to the challenges of restorative and transformative justice movements in western massachusetts, with Lucas Wilson

Thursday November 12, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

About this program:
From the speaker: “‘law and order’ solutions to harm and crime have only succeeded in assigning blame, eroding bonds of community, and narrowing networks of accountability. after almost 50 years of increasing policing and punishment, we have only deepened the fractures and silos that, while conducive to the economic needs of neoliberal capitalism, further threaten our social democracy. restorative justice and transformative justice are two movements in recent years that reimagine community and solidarity networks in social and economic life. aimed at harm reduction and cessation, these movements challenge us to confront new and radical ethical demands of accountability and justice for all human beings. this talk offers a reflection in answer to this question: what opportunities does the recent massachusetts crime reform bill hold for building restorative and transformative justice practices in western massachusetts?”
Professor Lucas Wilson

Presented by Dr. Lucas Wilson

professor of economics and africana studies at mount holyoke. facilitator in victim offender dialogues and victim offender education program.

To Register for this Program: Please register below for the link to this live lecture, hosted on Zoom. You must have a free Zoom account to attend. Instructions on accessing the lecture will be included in your confirmation email.

About this Program Series: This program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant. The demographic information collected in this registration form will be used only to help us report back regarding our community impact and for no other purpose. Additional support has been provided through NEH CARES Act funding granted by Mass Humanities.

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