Feeling Safe and Creating Safety: Conversation with Bethany Young

Still from YouTube broadcast shows Virginia Avniel Spatz and Bethany Young in adjacent screen windows.

“Our conversations often stop at feeling safe, which may or not create real safety, which means community members having resources they need to feel safe on their own,” Dr. Bethany Young told We Act Radio back in May 2022. Dr. Young was then on staff of DC Justice Lab. (She is now deputy director emerita AKA “Deputy Director For Life.”) Discussion included efforts to reform police and the criminal legal system, how voters can evaluate candidates’ promises and records on these issues, and ways to advocate for specific changes. This in-depth conversation is as relevant today, and for the November election season, as it was in the Spring/primary season.

…Skip over June 4, 2022 program announcement; introduction of Bethany Young begins at 3:00 mark.

See also an update on #SafeAndFreeDC.

Still from YouTube broadcast shows Virginia Avniel Spatz and Bethany Young in adjacent screen windows.

 

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