Past Program: Mass Incarceration & Imagining Alternatives – 10/3/15

with Mel Motel

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Links:

Feeling for the Edge of your Imagination: finding ways not to call the police (Tumblr)

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


“What did you like about the workshop?” …a few responses

Organized, clear, appreciated assumptions instead of guidelines, collective knowledge is an important idea

I appreciate bringing out the fine print of the 13th amendment – prisoners=slaves.

The way Mel rephrases what a person said to both affirm what they expressed & place it in a broader context and weave it into the dynamic of the workshop.

Going to the edge of my imagination around involving the police and alternatives.

Mel modeled the idea of “we’re all learners,” non-defensive, learning model.