From Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon
I was honored and humbled to MC the 2nd Day of Empathy 2022 hosted by the Family Preservation Project and Dream Corps Justice – America’s largest community of justice-impacted activists who advocate for fearless solutions to our mass incarceration problem. We were asked to imagine “a world, without prisons; a world that centers care and not punishment in addressing harm.” This event was an amazing opportunity: to learn from, listen to, and dream with justice-impacted activists. I invite you to take a moment to read or watch statements from Nova Sweet, the Oregon Ambassador for the National Empathy Network, and her son Marco Brewer – in addition to the many other voices of that day.
Opening Remarks by Nova Sweet, Oregon Ambassador for Dream Corps Justice