Artwork in title image by Eileen Jimenez. Excerpts below from article in Rise Magazine by Keyna Franklin, Assistant Editor, and Shakira Paige and Melissa Landrau, Rise Contributors
In exploring child welfare system abolition, Rise is learning that abolition is a vision and strategy to cultivate hope about society and to reimagine community-based care. This summer, Rise began facilitating community conversations as part of a longer-term process to develop and support a vision for building safe, just and healing-centered communities that support the well-being of children and families — without child welfare system surveillance and involvement.
In order to share our journey transparently and in solidarity with others involved in abolition work, we talked with some of the Rise team who facilitated and joined the community conversations: Bianca Shaw, assistant director for programs and culture; Halimah Washington, community coordinator; Nancy Fortunato, senior parent leader; Genevieve Saavedra Dalton Parker, development director; and Careena Farmer, contributor. Here, they discuss what we are working on and learning about at Rise.
To finish reading this article by Keyna Franklin, Assistant Editor, and Shakira Paige and Melissa Landrau, Rise Contributors published in Rise Magazine, go here.