Kindred spirit Rob Hopkins– who seeded the now-global Transition Town movement— wrote about humanity’s urgent need for more imagination in his recent book From What Is to What If. He’s followed that with a podcast called From What If to What Next?, in which he speaks to all kinds of different people musing on What… Read More Yours Truly on the What If podcast
Zach Norris interviewed DeVone Boggan for We Keep Us Safe, which features (among other stories) the brilliant renegade plan for combating gun violence that Boggan dreamed up for the beleaguered city of Richmond, California. Here’s the story from We Keep Us Safe: When I meet with DeVone in 2018 to interview him, he’s sporting an… Read More One I Watch: DeVone Boggan
As COVID rages, threatening the people on both sides of the bars inside prisons, Zach Norris of We Keep Us Safe drew my attention to this new piece from the Prison Policy Initiative. “both incarcerated people and staff at grave risk… Large-scale releases have been common throughout U.S. and international history for a variety of… Read More Decarcerate Now! #WeKeepUsSafe during COVID
Before interviewing Zach Norris, author of We Keep Us Safe, in Forbes (here), Morgan Simon describes the book: “he encourages us to redefine our notions of public safety — to not just include the exceedingly rare case of destructive, stranger-based violence, but to encompass both physical and psychological well-being, and the everyday, persistent violence inflicted… Read More Forbes interview #WeKeepUsSafe
And outtakes from Zach’s “Ode to Oakland”:
Today’s the day! Congratulations to Zach Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, CA, on the release of We Keep Us Safe (Beacon Press) (with gratitude for being under the aegis of the luminous and tough Helene Atwan, Beacon’s Publisher). Another beautiful baby that I’m proud to have helped… Read More Happy Birthday #WeKeepUsSafe
Summer 2018 reading list. A bundle on female pleasure! Others to inform the development of a book with Zach Norris, head of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland. And some for summer fun. Cutting for Stone was beautiful.