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Sunday, March 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Voices for Civil Rights: Treating Drug Addiction as a Disability and Empowering the Formerly Incarcerated

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Judaism is a religion of love. “You shall love the L-rd your G‑d; you shall love your neighbor as yourself; you shall love the stranger.” Judaism is also, according to the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, a religion of justice, for without justice, love corrupts as one bends the rules to favor those they love. And Judaism is also a religion of compassion, for without compassion law can generate inequity. As Rabbi Sacks explains, “Justice plus compassion equals tzedek, the first precondition of a decent society.” Guided by these tenets, Simone and David will discuss recent efforts in New Orleans to break the cycle of recidivism that traps so many in the criminal system and to foster a more compassionate justice system.

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David Sinkman

David Howard Sinkman is a Visiting Scholar at the NYU School of Global Public Health and a Senior Fellow at Northeastern University Law School where he focuses on expanding opioid addiction treatment in the criminal justice and health systems. He is working with the NAACP in Louisiana... Read More →
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Simone Levine

Simone Levine has dedicated her career to ensuring public accountability in the criminal justice system and in the civic arena. She is currently an assistant district attorney for the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office and is currently running for Orleans Parish Criminal Court... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
JCC 208/209