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We Are All Criminals

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May 11, 2016

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We Are All Criminals

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

– Rumi –

We Are All Criminals

Emily Baxter is a public defender, turned policy maker, turned storyteller with an unusual cause. As founder of the nonprofit, “We Are All Criminals” she invites everyday people to anonymously share stories of crimes and misdemeanors that they were never caught or charged for. Through sharing personal experiences, her work seeks to inspire empathy and ignite social change. The project is gaining gaining significant traction. In this in-depth interview Baxter dives into the ramifications of our overreaching and inequitable justice system, while highlighting remarkable stories of prejudice and redemption, privilege, injustice, and the transformation that is sparked by simply listening deeply to one another’s stories. { read more }

Be The Change

Reflect on a misstep or an action you are not particularly proud of from your past. Was it just a blip on your path or did it leave a lasting mark? If inspired share your story. For more stories and resources visit the We Are All Criminals website. { more }

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