Whenever I look at statistics about the failed War on Drugs, I always hear these lyrics from “White Lines” in my head:
A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time
He got out three years from now just to commit more crime
On April 4th, the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Oakland’s own East Bay Meditation Center invites you to gather and explore what the dream of beloved community looks like today.
The “Transforming Grief/Moving Towards Justice: Preventing and Reducing Incarceration” conference, to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 12 and 13, invites all who work with marginalized communities to explore the link between severe loss, unresolved grief, and incarceration.