Episode 28: "Community Justice For All" - A Conversation About Harvard's Houston Institute w/ Dr. David Harris

July 25, 2018

 

  

Far too often, communities of color are left out of policy discussions and decisions that directly affect their livelihoods, opportunities, and well-being. Today, we focus our discussion on how to incorporate and nurture voices within communities of color as a strategy to achieve justice by interviewing Dr. David Harris, Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. During the interview, we discuss the promise and potential of current social justice movements in relation to historical civil rights movements (31:35), the importance of nurturing voices within affected communities (33:48), and how to harness the power of social media to enact change (36:57). We also have a conversation about the importance of both radical and incremental approaches to social change (41:09), we define community justice and discuss how to achieve it (45:55), and highlight strategies of action that everyday people can use to create change (54:52)  

 

Other Topics Include:

0:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

3:10 - Oh Lawd News

17:10 - Introduction of the Topic

19:20 - Learn More about Dr. David Harris

24:50 - Learn More about the Charles Hamilton House Institute

49:58 - Race and the Changing Rhetoric Around Drug Policy

58:53 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

 

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