This clip from our 2016 Summer of #JusticeandHealingNOW features Ethan Viets-VanLear, a participant in a Restorative Justice circle. Ethan talks about the devastation of young black men who are responding to the conditions in which they live. As you watch, ask yourself and others these questions:
For six weeks this Summer World Trust is offering free clips from our new film (coming in 2017) that explores what is justice, really, how the national conversation of justice has been framed and systems set up that are inequitable, ineffective and perpetuate harm, and why healing is such an important component of justice.
What is the impact of jail time and lives lost in communities across the United States?
What might be some interventions that could prevent this kind of loss?
Healing begets healing: restorative justice practices offer a pathway for individual healing for both the person who has been harmed and the person who perpetrated the harm.Rather than defaulting to punitive measures that have proven overwhelmingly ineffective at preventing further harm, restorative justice methods have the potential to support acollective healing of our judicial system and society.
We hope these free film clips will move you, inspire you and spur on your conversations and work. We can't wait to connect with you and hear what you think!
Towards Justice and Healing, with love,
The World Trust Team