We must create brave space for brave conversations now more than ever. BANR Writer Kerra Bolton talks to Keisha Allen about how sparking a revolution by conversation.
We often think of restorative practices as a tool to fix others. What if the relationship you must restore is the one with yourself?
By Kerra L. Bolton Detroit Rising: How the Motor City Becomes a Restorative City is being embraced by global audiences since its virtual world premiere in July. Award-winning, San Francisco-based filmmaker Cassidy Friedman (CIRCLES, VOICES BEYOND THE WALL) directed the series, and I produced it. Detroit Rising spotlights the groundbreaking, Black-led initiatives that are leading […]
Five Washington state legislators, all committee chairs, have called for a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate in fall, 2020.
Detroit Rising, a new docuseries highlighting the pioneering, restorative practices work of Black civic leaders in Detroit will have its virtual world premiere on July 14.
“DEFUND THE POLICE: This provocative slogan at its most constructive represents a welcome call to reimagine public safety in the United States.” Washington Post Editorial Board, June 9, 2020
As Americans, let’s all stop accepting the most extreme and angry explanations for what’s happening.
African-Americans are tired of the often abusive relationship they have with the country that they love.
The social and public conversations about the issues that matter in the United States and elsewhere lacked two important ingredients – civility and discourse. We need a revolution by conversation. Our very survival depends on it.
During the week of St. Patrick’s Day, my website, BuildingANewReality.com, features Ireland’s pioneering use of citizens’ assemblies and sortition to do democracy differently—employing a randomly selected sample of Irish citizens to deliberate and propose a new law on abortion.