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Just Mercy | Review, Reflections, and Notes

August 12, 2017

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Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (349 pages) Review and Reflections What Stevenson does in this book is brilliant, for he does not just state the problem with erudite arguments, though he is a brilliant lawyer and rhetorician. Rather, he weaves the inhumanity of our systems through the […]

13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay | Reflections

February 17, 2017

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13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay – Netflix We’re all human at the kitchen table. – Ava DuVernay Our church has been going through The New Jim Crow for our book club, and I’ve been personally growing in my education on this issue, wondering, pondering, struggling, and grieving over what and how […]

Finding A Way Forward: Mass Incarceration, Community Policing, & The Effects On The Family | Notes

February 10, 2017

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Panelists: George Gascón,  San Francisco District Attorney and former Chief of Police. Frederick Hutson, founder, CEO and Head of Product for Pigeonly, a service which allows inmates to efficiently and affordably connect with their families and loved ones. Pastor Michael McBride of The Way Christian Center in Berkeley, who also serves as the Director of Urban […]

Jim Wallis: Bridge to a New America | Live Notes & Reflections

January 31, 2017

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Thank you, Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church for hosting. LIVE NOTES Thank you for being among us, and being a prophet in our midst. – Karin Hejmanowski Racism is not a topic that people want to talk about. And yet, here you are. I believe that what we need to do, at the bottom of my heart, […]

13th | Reflections & Loose Transcript

October 29, 2016

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13th. Netflix, 2016. — via reflections — I find my heart being broken and my soul being weighted down more often these days. The more I discover about the plight of my fellow human beings, the greater my frustration and discontent grows. I have, by birth and by choice, been opted into this story, as […]

The White Helmets | Reflections & Quotes

September 23, 2016

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Netflix Documentary, 2016. In the White Helmets, we have a motto. “To save a life is to save all of humanity.” It’s hard to put into words the depth of emotion that I felt watching this. There’s the mere destruction, which is unbelievable. Just how much damage that has been done to Syria is staggering. […]

Policing the Police | Reflections & Quotes

July 10, 2016

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[UPDATE, July 10. The Mayor of Newark, through the city’s Communications Director posted a statement in the comments below. I encourage all to read it as it is an important voice in the conversation in which all truth and all facts need to be brought to light.] Policing the Police. Frontline [2016]. — reflections— This […]