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Racial Justice Summit: Dr. Fania Davis – Restorative Justice: What’s Race Got to Do With It?

Episode first aired on 10/14/2011

Dr. Fania E. Davis, Civil Rights Attorney and Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, will focus on the contemporary U.S. restorative justice movement and race. Does this new - but ancient - paradigm of justice that privileges healing over punitive responses to wrongdoing have the potential to push back the "New Jim Crow" and render mass incarceration (particularly of African American males) obsolete? If not, why not? If so, how so, and what are the challenges and potential pitfalls?