Restorative Justice…Deanna Van Buren Deanna Van Buren designs restorative justice centers that, instead of taking the punitive approach used by a system focused on mass incarceration, treat crime as a breach of relationships and justice as a process where all stakeholders come together to repair that breach. With help and ideas from incarcerated men and women, Van Buren … Continue reading Restorative Justice…Deanna Van Buren

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Merry Christmas Everyone! Tuesday Greetings & Reminder for Pacific Treefrogs! Get Food Tuesdays @ Food Lifeline Drive-Through 11 am to 2 pm, in the East parking lot.A vehicle (car, wagon, cart, etc.) helps as boxes are bulky and heavy.Walk-ups are welcome. Bring your own bags.Every Tuesday through December. Seattle, WA Free Food Resources: American Classic Movies for Christmas

Happy Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for “dedication,” is the Festival of Lights. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army, and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp. The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just … Continue reading Happy Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights

Decolonizing Thanksgiving: The Truth from a Disenfranchised People

The story of Thanksgiving has been passed down through generations in our families and school systems as a holiday of togetherness, peace and harmony. Many of you were taught that the first Thanksgiving was a peaceful meal shared between the Native Americans of the region and the first English settlers. Some may remember the typical … Continue reading Decolonizing Thanksgiving: The Truth from a Disenfranchised People