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reClaimed: Dialogues on Justice and Kinship

Charles Rotramel, Matt Russell, and Gregg Taylor carry on a wide ranging discussion each week on restorative justice, current events, and faith.
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Now displaying: December, 2015

Charles Rotramel, Matt Russell, and Gregg Taylor lead a discussion on restorative justice, current events, and faith. New episodes post each Friday.

Dec 31, 2015
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined by Mustafa Tameez, Managing Director of Outreach Strategists, to discuss the American criminal justice system, how we got to the present era of mass incarceration, and where we go from here. Mustafa has had a distinguished career in public affairs and communications, and has also advised successful candidates for mayor of Houston, state legislature, and Congress, as well as non profits. He has consulted on national security with the Department of Homeland Security. Mustafa is a regular contributor to the Houston Chronicle and the Texas Tribune.  More information about Mustafa is available here: http://www.outreachstrategists.com/who-we-are/leadership/ His regular writing in the Houston Chronicle is available here: http://blog.chron.com/intheloop/author/mustafatameez/    
Dec 25, 2015
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined by Larry James, CEO of CitySquare, to discuss the effects of poverty, and creating meaningful friendships with those experiencing it. CitySquare is a faith based non profit working in the inner city of Dallas to fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. Larry is a United Methodist Pastor with a varied faith background and a strong commitment to social justice. More information about CitySquare is available here: http://www.citysquare.org Larry's blog is here: http://larryjamesurbandaily.blogspot.com Larry's book, The Wealth of the Poor, is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Poor-Valuing-Neighbor-Restores/dp/0891123806/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367949491&sr=1-1&keywords=the+wealth+of+the+poor     
Dec 18, 2015
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined by Sarah Narendorf continue their discussion about youth homelessness, focusing on what youth need to succeed and how to prevent homelessness or intervene successfully in the lives of these youth. Dr. Sarah Narendorf is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She was the lead researcher for Youth Count 2.0, an innovative project of the Graduate College to identify homeless youth in the Houston area. Youth Count 2.0 was funded by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. More information about Sarah is available here: http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/about/faculty-directory/s-narendorf/ The Youth Count 2.0 full reports and more information about it are available here: http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/New_research/projects/Youth%20Count%202.0/    
Dec 18, 2015
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined by Sarah Narendorf continue their discussion about youth homelessness, focusing on what youth need to succeed and how to prevent homelessness or intervene successfully in the lives of these youth. Dr. Sarah Narendorf is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She was the lead researcher for Youth Count 2.0, an innovative project of the Graduate College to identify homeless youth in the Houston area. Youth Count 2.0 was funded by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. More information about Sarah is available here: http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/about/faculty-directory/s-narendorf/ The Youth Count 2.0 full reports and more information about it are available here: http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/New_research/projects/Youth%20Count%202.0/  
Dec 11, 2015
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined by Sarah Narendorf to discuss homeless youth, the issues that cause them to become homeless, and what we can do to help. Dr. Sarah Narendorf is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She was the lead researcher for Youth Count 2.0, an innovative project of the Graduate College to identify homeless youth in the Houston area. Youth Count 2.0 was funded by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. More information about Sarah is available here: http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/about/faculty-directory/s-narendorf/ The Youth Count 2.0 full reports and more information about it are available here: http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/New_research/projects/Youth%20Count%202.0/    
Dec 4, 2015
Charles, Matt and Gregg discuss this difficult season of Advent, the dichotomy between commercial Christmas and the longing implicit in this season, and envision a welcoming of all people. Due to technical difficulties, the sound quality of this episode is below standard. We will correct this issue in future episodes. 
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