Restoring Humanity...What Does That Even Mean?
From the Director's Desk: June 11th is quickly approaching...the day a group of courageous individuals come together for the first time to share messages of hope and inspiration from successful reintegration into life after incarceration. These individuals were incarcerated between 10 and 29 years, several of them having life sentences.
Along with a handful of committed volunteers, I had the opportunity these past months to listen to the life experiences of each of these speakers. In listening to them, I saw my own labels and judgments fall away, leaving only a human being in front of me; one worthy of my own understanding and compassion.
When we can see others, not for what they have done or how they look, but as a mirror reflection of our own self...that is what "Restoring Humanity" means to me.
And that is what I discovered in listening to these talks.
I hope you will challenge yourself to grow and stretch beyond the labels and judgments you may hold and join us either in person in San Diego or via live-stream. (Read on for details on how to register.)
On a more personal note, I am deeply looking forward to this event. As this newsletter comes to you just days after the devastating loss of life in Uvalde and weeks after the same in Buffalo, I know I certainly need a new boost of belief in humanity. I hope you will join us.