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March 17th 2016:Do We Have to Choose Between Compassion and Common Sense? Hell No! Meet Jakada Imani, Who Demonstrates the Opposite!

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

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Jakada Imani

Jakada Imani is the Executive Director of Ignite Institute at the Pacific School of Religion. Ignite trains, supports, and inspires spiritually-rooted changemakers who are working to create a world where we all can flourish. Prior to joining PSR, Jakada served for 6 years as Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. After taking over from the center’s founder Van Jones, Jakada led the Center to pass federal legislation (the Green Jobs Act), led the organization in four successful state-wide ballot measure campaigns (No on Prop 6 in 2008, No on Prop 23 in 2010 and Yes on Props 30 and 39 in 2012), and launched the center’s newest effort, a goal to reduce the US incarceratio
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