Hilary Brad

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Participative justice and the healing arts

I mentioned the theatre work of Bruce Levitt in my last blog. His work is about moving beyond description of injustice to actually doing something that invites prisoners into relearning their dignity. The work with theatre arts in prisons near Cornell university goes further along the collaboration spectrum than most…Bruce writes: “our work was started […]


Participative Justice

The anthropology of Alice Goffman is in the news. Her work is “crossover” territory. As a PhD student living in the inner city near U. Penn, a pretty elite university, she wrote a thesis with a novelistic quality. She speaks in the first person about getting to know the “underclass” she writes about as real […]


Zenarchy Occupy Love.

Zenarchy, the word, arrived in my mind while biking downtown today. I live in Portland where the biking is easy, (except when it’s raining, when the biking is soggy!). The main cycling artery passes along the Willamette river. The Blue Herons fish during the morning commute. Less beautiful, however, are the couple of anarchists’ encampments […]


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