Sunday, August 22, 2010

Recent Reads

The summer has been one of discussion and debate around ideas of justice and reform. We also lost one of our co-founders Brett Bloom, to an overseas job. Brett will be sorely missed!

Recent reads include a range of books that have taken us all over the map. We started the summer with Night by Elie Weisel, then read the Boggs Center 2009 Movement Reader, and Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault. Now we are reading "Window to My Soul" by Yousef Shakur.

Our larger discussion have been focused on thinking about the idea of a "just justice system". We have tried to think, and write about, what that might look like, how to hold ourselves accountable but also create new ways of thinking-- and acting. There have been some really brilliant responses to the question of "just justice". We hope to connect with a reading group at Mess Hall in Chicago this winter in an effort to read with others about social movements. We hope these texts will help us think more expansively about long term change.

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