Courses by instructor: Laura Magnani
Laura Magnani is Assistant Regional Director for American Friends Service Committee’s West Region, and has been working on criminal justice issues since the 1970s. She is author of America’s First Penitentiary: A Two Hundred Year Old Failure, (1990) and co-author, along with Harmon Ray, of Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System, (2006). Laura has appeared in numerous media outlets, including AP, Friends Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Colorlines, Southern California Public Radio, KQED, the Guardian, and others. She also appears in the documentary film Breaking Down the Box. She holds an MA from the Pacific School of Religion. She is a Quaker, and a member of the Strawberry Creek Friends Meeting.
The Open Faith Salon: Moving from Judgment to Compassion
In this salon we will explore the topic of Moving from Judgment to Compassion from three different faith-based perspectives. Our esteemed speakers will share stories about how their traditions inform their work with people considered ...