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Small Things by Nthikeng Mohlele #13_2015

How do I even begin to describe this jewel of a novel? Small Things is an almost poetic meditation that documents the musings and reflections of a man who was born in Sophiatown before it was dismantled and now finds himself in his sixties and unable to contend with the demise of principle.The setting is Johannesburg then and now. 827 more words

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Human Relations Day Grant Awarded to Pacific Northwest Conference Agency

A grant to fund MAP: My Action Planning for Incarcerated Youth has been awarded to Rev. Terri Stewart and the Youth Chaplaincy Coalition by the General Board of Church and Society. 310 more words


Mental illness or unchangeable habits?

One of the most confusing and troubling aspects of my work is differentiating between what I can work with and what I can’t.  This shows up most often when students are starting to struggle and I have to determine whether it’s learned behavior, or something deeper and more serious.   1,036 more words


Why 1 of the Jena 6 Is Now Speaking Out Against Juvenile Justice Spending

By Carimah Townes

As a member of the “Jena 6,” Theo Shaw was imprisoned for seven months without adequate legal counsel. Now, Shaw is emerging as a vocal opponent to a proposal to inject another $3.5 million into the juvenile detention system. 228 more words

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Jane Luna (read by Amanda Haggard) - I Was in Prison

Amanda Haggard worked with and presented the story of Jane Luna, the mother of Jason Toll, an inmate at Riverbend prison who was killed by officers during a cell extraction in August 2010.  1,242 more words


Drac Payne - I Was in Prison

At Tenx9 Nashville’s special event, “I Was in Prison,” Drac Payne speaks of death, friendship, and rehumanization after 34 years in prison. 

“From Dehumanizing to Humanizing” 842 more words

I Was In Prison

Toxic Families

I recently stumbled upon an article about Toxic Families.

Looking back, I see an uncanny similarity to my childhood.  It’s funny how time can ease those bad memories, the fears, and the pain.  1,803 more words