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Finding Hope in Earth and Sun

Finding Hope in Earth and Sun On Sequarier McCoy’s vision board, where she pins her dreams as well as visual depictions of who she is and wants to become, there’s a picture of open hands holding soil. “That goes back to my ancestry,” Sequarier explains proudly. Her great-great-great grandmother was an immigrant who saved up

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‘This is what public safety looks like’: Survivors Speak 2018

‘This is what public safety looks like’: Survivors Speak 2018 Survivors Speak California is an annual convention where hundreds of crime survivors from across California gather at the State Capitol in Sacramento to raise their voices about their trauma and find healing by taking action. They are joined by dozens of crime survivors from 10

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Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women & Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility, Louisiana

Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women & Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility, Louisiana I recently visited two prisons in Louisiana, where I had an opportunity to shift the conversation around victimhood. At these prisons, Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility and the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, my presentation to the women was rolled into

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Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago

  Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago This blog posting is part of an ongoing series following our founder Susan Burton as she tours prisons, jails and re-entry programs across America with her book, “Becoming Ms. Burton.”  I recently returned from Chicago where I visited with the boys of the Juvenile Temporary

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Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Denver County Jail

Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Denver County Jail This blog posting is part of an ongoing series following our founder Susan Burton as she tours prisons, jails and re-entry programs across America with her book, “Becoming Ms. Burton.”  I spent my weekend visiting with over 200 women at Denver County Jail. The experience there was very

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Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Taconic Correctional Facility, New York

Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Taconic Correctional Facility, New York Susan Burton is touring prisons, jails and re-entry programs across America with her book, “Becoming Ms. Burton.” She will be posting her story on Facebook and at becomingmsburton.com and anewwayoflife.org  after each visit. Here is her first dispatch.   “I just returned to Los Angeles after

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