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Compassionate Perspectives on Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Animal Rights, and Social Change

Nourishment for Social Justice Activists and Supporters

Compassionate Scholarship

Blog posts, articles, and books on social justice, the criminal justice system, human rights, social justice and animal rights.

Compassionate Practices

Mindfulness meditation, heart practices, and musings of how to be present and awake with what arises.

Compassionate Cooking

Awesome vegan recipes and writings on food, family feasts and food justice.

Recent posts

On the Administration of Tough Love

This spring brought in its wings a mountain of work: in addition to my full-time Hastings position, I guest-taught across the bridge at my alma mater, UC Berkeley. I accepted
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Sherlock Holmes Revisited: Re-Creative Reading

A couple of years ago I took a facilitator training in VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies), a nuanced and inclusive way of looking at and speaking about art. At the training,
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Urban Alchemy in the News

SF-based nonprofit Urban Alchemy, which I discussed here and here, is in the news this week. First, there was BBC coverage, and this morning a lengthy investigative story in the
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Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Guard Vaccine Mandate

In an unfortunate, albeit not unexpected, decision, the Ninth Circuit reversed Judge Tigar’s vaccine mandate. You can read the decision in full here. The reasons, in short, are as follows:
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