PACG is starting a Progressive Book Club!
Date/time: Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 - 7:45 pm
Where: Fresh Deli, Freight House, Davenport, IA
Book selection: The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr
Overview of book:
Vengeance and bitter violence have had their turns -- without redemptive results. How should we as a society respond to wrongdoing? When a crime occurs or an injustice is done, what needs to happen? What does justice require?
Howard Zehr, known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming our understandings of justice, here proposes workable Principles and Practices for making restorative justice both possible and useful. First he explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach, into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice Practices.
March book: March is Women's History month. What books could you suggest for that theme? We will decide at our February meeting.