Do We Have to Choose Between Compassion and Common Sense? Hell No! Meet Jakada Imani, Who Demonstrates the Opposite!
March 17, 2016
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
In California, the state spends 7,500 dollars to educate a student and more than 200,000 dollars to imprison a child. We’re spending people’s tax dollars to harm children, says Jakada Imani, who launched the movement to cut the incarceration rate by 50 percent nationwide. Is reforming our criminal injustice system compassion or common sense? What about other areas of social reform? Aren’t compassion and common sense the same? Jakada has personal experience of the devastating impact of the war on drugs on his own home town, Oakland, and he’s done something about it. He has also fought for green jobs and led campaigns to pass progressive legislation, and yet he has kept his compassion. In fact now, he is heading Ignite, a program dedicated to training and supporting spiritually rooted activists. This guy knows what he’s talking about. He can bring us information and a profound understanding of what people need to make real change. We don’t have to choose between compassion and common sense. Join us!
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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.