Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 PM
Danielle Sered presents Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair
In conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Danielle Sered directs Common Justice, a Brooklyn-based organization that develops and advances solutions to violence, offering alternatives to incarceration. Her brilliant and groundbreaking book Until We Reckon steers directly and unapologetically into the question of violence, offering approaches that will help end mass incarceration and increase safety. Widely recognized as one of the leading proponents of a restorative approach to violent crime, Sered asks us to reconsider the purposes of incarceration and argues persuasively that the needs of survivors of violent crime are better met by asking people who commit violence to accept responsibility for their actions and make amends in ways that are meaningful to those they have hurt—none of which happens in the context of a criminal trial or a prison sentence. Sered discusses her book and the surrounding issues at Greenlight with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor at Harvard and former director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.