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Finding Justice, Fairness, and Joy in Your Community

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


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Things are cray, where do we go from here?

On January 27, 2021, at 1 p.m. the Alameda County Library will host Finding Justice, Fairness, and Joy in Your Community to discuss why it's so important for young people to have a voice in their communities and in their government and how you can make your voice heard and matter. The conversation will explore issues of justice and equity in marginalized communities, and a way forward for all young people in the post-COVID age. 

This program is a virtual chat for young people 13-24, including but not limited to system involved youth, young people at the REACH/Ashland Youth Center, and any other persons in the community who wish to participate. We'll be taking questions from the audience throughout the presentation.

The panel will be moderated by Michelle Alexander, legal scholar and author of the seminal best-selling The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color-Blindness, and will include Zach Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center, and author of We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities and the upcoming Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment; Pastor Mike McBride, national faith leader and director of the LIVE FREE Campaign with Faith in Action, and Founder and Lead Pastor of The Way Church in Berkeley, California; and Xochitl Larios, Restorative Justice activist, member of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Commission.

This event will be recorded but we will not be capturing any video or chat from participants.

    We at ACLibrary care about your privacy. We use Zoom to host our virtual programs. Everyone registered for an online program will receive the link to participate in a separate email before the program begins.

    An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter or closed captioning can be provided for this program if requested at least three business days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or

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