|Capitol Mall, Sacramento, full of people for #ImagineJustice and Common|
Build schools, not prisons, a strong message. Wonderful to see so many people, so much of Sacramento, coming out in support. With inspirational speeches by guests such as Van Jones and author Susan Burton (whose book, Becoming Ms. Burton, I ordered as soon as I arrived home).
|Brother to Brother, #imaginejustice|
Impressive how Common made his songs really fit Sacramento. Impressive how this Oscar-and-Grammy winning man, with an international music career and TV stardom, is giving so much time and effort to helping others. This is something every one of us who calls this country home needs to hear. The words that really hit home to me: "The new plantation, mass incarceration". Such a sign of the racial inequalities that are built into American society in a way that I have not experienced, not anywhere else in the world but in America. It needs to stop.
|#schoolsnotprisons: Be your ancestors' wildest dreams!!!|
Take action and contribute: see Common's website plus the Common Ground Foundation. Also check out http://www.antirecidivism.org
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