Educated Activist

We believe that the best activists are those who are educated about issues. Periodically, we read important books and host discussions with authors after services during lunch. We also host screenings and panel discussions.

Educated Activist In June
6/23/24, In Person, "What's Prison For?"

At June’s Educated Activist Session, we discussed What’s Prison For? Punishment and Rehabilitation in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Bill Keller.

What is the purpose of prison today? Keller visits prisons across the United States, and talks to prisoners, prison officers, doctors, and other professionals to understand why we spend $80 billion a year on keeping people behind bars, and successful alternatives in other countries.

Check back for July’s meeting!

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