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Molly Rowan Leach
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Molly Rowan Leach is an American-born Peace Activist and Restorative Justice expert and is the Global Restorative Justice Fellow of The Peace Alliance. She is co-producer and host of Restorative Justice on The Rise, a national platform and live series in its second year featuring key voices in the justice movement and poignant conversations with Internationally acclaimed leaders such as Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow).Her personal story informs her passion for raising the bar of awareness and education in Restorative justice. Ms. Leach’s mother has been incarcerated in Idaho for close to 15 years. Witness to continued systemic atrocities, her work platforms the response that Restorative justice offers in a poignant time of for-profit prisons and systemic failure across the board.

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Two Williams Suicides

(3) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 1:15 PM

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With Robin Williams' shocking and devastating suicide, it brought up in me (as I am sure in many others) a great deal of feelings -- things...

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The Political Rise of Restorative Justice

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Co-Authored by Dr. Sandra Pavelka

The modern day movement of restorative justice continues to evolve at state and community levels. Jurisdictions have responded to juvenile justice system discontent with revisions to legislative and policy agendas. These responses have effected significant systemic changes by incorporating the victim, offender and community-centric principles...

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Restorative Justice Is on the Rise

(20) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 2:23 PM

What kind of society spends more on cages than classrooms? -Rep. Pete Lee (Colorado)

Restorative Justice is on the rise exponentially in the United States. As millions continue to experience and witness a collective 'justice' that is tainted by racial discrimination, by billions in profit, by...

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Which Way Is The Front Line From Here

(4) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 6:50 PM


It is rare to witness a soul who, with a combination of courage, curiosity, and an indelible passion for humanity and the human story, is able to rise above their own singular existence to bring forth images of the multiple realities occurring...

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At Close Proximity With War and Truth

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 5:27 PM

Here I Am: An extraordinary biography of the life and untimely death of humanitarian and photojournalist Tim Hetherington2013-03-20-HereIAmCoverImage.jpg

Best known perhaps for his co-direction (with Sebastian Junger) of the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo, Tim Hetherington was a man ahead of his time....

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American Justice -- For Profit Prisons or Truth?

(54) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 5:09 PM

A moment in time that nobody expected: the marriage of a football stadium and naming rights with for-profit private prison industry the GEO Group. At this writing, a huge wave of utter discontent and amazement that something like this would ever occur is making waves across the internet and was...

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