The Racialized History of the Criminal Legal System | Dr. Joan speaks with Dr. Zaria Part 2

There is an ongoing fight against mass incarceration, which has been steadily increasing. However, political and economic participation has played a significant role in the rise of mass incarceration, and the Racialized History of the Criminal Legal System has not been helpful. How do we change this system?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Dr. Zaria Davis about The Racialized History of the Criminal Legal System

Dr. Zaria Davis is a mentor, educator, and advocate. As Senior Consultant with New Direction Coaching & Consulting, LLC, her focus is on healing through spiritual care, leadership development, and advocacy within the criminal legal system. Dr. Davis is trained in racial healing circles and serves as an Equity Champion. Zaria is passionate about addressing the challenges of mass incarceration and the need for restorative justice for individuals, organizations, coalitions, and communities.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:28 Dr. Zaria speaks about her experience and the criminal legal system

02:48 The conspiracy and the conspirators

04:31 How do Black people start to break this system down and create change?

08:26 The Economic and Political aspects of the Criminal Legal System

12:02 The Racialized History of the Criminal Legal System

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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