Join WCLK-Local Take Panel On Restorative Justice Sun 3/1@ National Center for Civil & Human Rights

Feb 26, 2015

Paula Scher has designed a large-scale mural for the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
Credit Paula Scher

WCLK welcomes you as Kiplyn Primus leads a Local Take discussion on Restorative Justice Sunday, March 1 from 2pm until 4pm at the National Center For Civil and Human Rights.  Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and the community at large.

Can we find a way back from our status as a nation who jails more of its citizens than authoritarian states that Americans traditionally set themselves above? Should a criminal conviction mean the end of a meaningful and productive life? Should we spend more tax dollars jailing than educating our people?

Kiplyn will lead a discussion that includes Sherri Jefferson, founder of the African  American Juvenile Justice Project, and Artis Brunson, City of Atlanta Restorative Justice Board Member. WCLK's Mark Angel will set the stage with some musical selections.

This event is made possible by the Center for Civil and Human Rights and PNC Bank.

Admission to this panel discussion is free, if you would like to see the Center's permanent exhibits there is a separate admission fee.

If you would like to attend this event, click here.

For more information about the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, click here.

Kiplyn Primus talked with Artis Brunson about this issue on The Local Take on WCLK on Saturday, February 21.  Click on the file below for a preview of this event and the importance of restorative justice in our community.