The vision to interlace Chicago with RJ hubs is, ultimately, a vision to create, rather than impose, peace. It’s the opposite of the fear-based, every-man-for-himself culture that’s been gnawing at our soul, and eating our young, for far too long.
One facet of the Restorative Justice Hubs movement is “recognizing that violence causes trauma and trauma causes violence; hurt people hurt people.” We know this, of course, but not at the levels where power and money congregate and big decisions are made. At those levels, all we get is more of the same. Something has to jolt our world out of its commitment to war and violence, at the cost of our children….
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