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Healing Justice Film and Dialogue Series

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Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center

4135 Washtenaw Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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We are excited to announce our encore film viewing and 2019 Healing Justice Film and Dialogue Series around the documentary, “Healing Justice". It explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices.

The film challenges us to question:

  • What is justice, really?

  • How do our current structures discount and dehumanize young people of color as well as our poorest and most vulnerable citizens?

  • How does trauma impact us personally and interpersonally, as a community and throughout generations?

  • How can we address and change the racism embedded in punitive judicial systems?

  • Why is healing on both individual and collective levels so important – and so often overlooked – components of justice.

We will continue to address these deep and complex issues through this dialogue series in hopes to raise the public consciousness about the criminal and juvenile justice systems and create social and transformative change in our community. We hope that you will join us on this journey.




FREE and open to the public.

RSVP is required.

Food will be provided.

(*suggested donation of $10 to cover food costs)

To donate, visit: thedisputeresolutioncenter.org/donate/

For more info, contact Germaine Smith, smithger@washtenaw.org or 734-794-2125

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