For this edition of "Justice in California", some of the leading thinkers and advocates in social justice shared with us their bold ideas, strategies, and vision on innovative ways that we can collectively work towards a stronger California. These leaders are working to make the promise of full and equal participation in our shared economic, political, and civic life a reality for every Californian.
The authors address critical social justice issues facing California, with a focus on criminal justice reform and immigrant rights:
- Maria Echaveste, Benjamin Todd Jealous, and Kate Kendell highlight the need to harness the power of the "New American Majority" to usher in real change, beginning with a new immigration process.
- Sofia Campos, Catherine Eusebio, and Jorge Gutierrez write about how undocumented immigrant youth are drawing strength from their differences to fuel a movement that has ignited the nation.
- Ai-jen Poo an Laphonza Butler discuss the exciting opportunities at the intersection of immigrant and workers' rights.
- Maisie Greenawalt, Erik Nicholson, and Minor Sinclair ask if socially conscious consumers can deliver justice for farm workers.
- Lenore Anderson lays out a new vision for safety in the Golden State.
- Susan Burton and Judy Patrick write about how California must change its approach to incarcerating and rehabilitating women.
- San Francisco DA George Gascón urges prosecutors to transform the justice system for the better.
- And Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Esta Soler discuss why we must stem the tide of violence and trauma experienced by children, an urgent epidemic that has far reaching consequences.