Karen Dickson-Morrison featured on TheCrimeReport.com:
As we confront a national reckoning over policing and justice reform, many people are asking, “How do we come together as a country?”
The answer starts with empathy.
Empathy is what has been missing in this country for too long. It gives us the fortitude to hear about other people’s pain without rushing to judge or diminish it. It allows us, instead, to transform common pain into common purpose.
The very idea of achieving empathy may feel insurmountable, but we can find inspiration from formerly incarcerated people who have been most harmed by our criminal legal system, and are now leading the charge to transform it.
Leaders like Ruby Welch, Karen Dickson-Morrison and Pamela Winn have a lot to teach us.