Justice as the Through Line by Corey Best and Ivory Bennett

Justice as the Through Line by Corey Best and Ivory Bennett

Justice as the Through Line

by Corey Best and Ivory Bennett

Corey Best and Ivory Bennett co-authored and curated the introduction, Justice as the Through Line, for the National Association of Counsel for Children’s (NACC) forthcoming 4th Edition Child Welfare Law and Practice “Red Book”.
Best and Bennett demonstrate for the reader what they mean by effective legal representation. The guiding chapter offers lawyers and judges a view into the world of those impacted by family policing, and challenges them to question what “justice-centered” means to them. This is a call to action for judges and lawyers to become more than their position; “it is time to become a liberated agent of law, justice, and humanity!”
Best and Bennett’s core purpose of their expression is to ensure that justice-centered legal representation becomes an immovable marker of the quintessential, decolonized American child welfare system. The authors leave the audience with fifteen actions with which practitioners can LEAD: Learn, Explore, Act, and Discover. From this, their hope is the journey with this message will increase the presence of humanity, and values-driven legal representation for families.

BOOK INTRODUCTION

 

Ivory Bennett, M.Ed. is an educational leader, a national equity advocate for foster care and education, and an award-winning published author.
Corey Best is a dedicated father, and the founder of Mining For Gold, the curator of community experiences. The Mining For Gold movement of longing for justice, liberation, and belonging is rooted in thinking culturally, not strategically.

 

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We Have a Dream – Martha Wilson

We Have a Dream – Martha Wilson

We Have a Dream

Mining For Gold is grateful to have Martha Wilson as a cornerstone and foundation of the Liberated Voice Exchange. In her newest expression, “We Have A Dream,” Martha continues her dedication to a justice-centered, liberated voice for families, and the Liberated Voice Exchange is grateful to be the platform for this mission.
This article is dynamic, and threads the theme of Martha’s day of birth, which commemorates the day Dr. King delivered the iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, and the Children’s Rights ICERD Submission that declares Black children and families face racism and this failure to dismantle systems and laws that discriminate against Black children and families represents an urgent human rights violation and is an urgent human rights issue. “We Have A Dream” calls for organizing our communities, to embody the work of undoing racism by identifying it, describing it, and then dismantling it.

Children’s Rights ICERD Submission for the U.S Periodic Report can be viewed at:

https://www.childrensrights.org/childrens-rights-icerd-submission/

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We Have a Dream – Martha Wilson

What to the black woman is the fourth of july – Martha Wilson

What, to the Black Woman, is the Fourth of July?

Martha Wilson is back in the cypher with this timely, must read article, “What, to the Black Woman, is the Fourth of July?” Using her liberated voice, Martha brings the audience through the pain and rawness of the recent loss for women of entitlement to full body health, the continuous police slaughtering of Black bodies, and how Frederick Douglass’ call to the American people in 1852 rings true in 2022 on what the Fourth of July means to enslaved people.

The call for liberation and justice is NOW. The cypher is where we are expressive, independent, and a bit impatient as we struggle for even a taste of justice. The Liberated Voice Exchange is where you will find a symbiotic force, both the heaviness of minimal air to breathe, and the light of freedom and liberation.

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We Have a Dream – Martha Wilson

INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS: AN OPPRESSIVE GAME – Martha Wilson

Interconnected Systems: An Oppressive Game

Martha Wilson has once again gifted the Cypher with her liberated voice. In her timely “Interconnected Systems–An Oppressive Game”, Martha demonstrates that only radically driven, bold moves will support changes necessary to advance racial justice.

In this truth-telling story of how the family policing system is like a game of chess, you will bear witness to how each system plays a game that is designed to tear apart families most harmed and marginalized by structural inequities and racism; not support or protect them.

Martha awakens the reader to this heavy, and most necessary time for justice. MFG is proud to be a place of intentional healing for voices such as Martha’s. Liberation is calling!

The cypher is a space to show your gifts, your talents, and most importantly; to gold mine. At MFG, we do nothing without the leadership of those most impacted. Martha– Thank YOU for helping us see–the unseen.

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We Have a Dream – Martha Wilson

Legacy of Purpose: Safe Passage – Martha Wilson

Legacy of Purpose: Safe Passage

Mining For Gold proudly introduces Martha Wilson as a premiere voice of LVE. Martha’s work entitled “Legacy of Purpose-Safe Passage”, claims the story of the lingering impact of Trayvon Martin and anti-blackness in child protection.

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Body is Tired, Soul is Tired – Dee Bonnick

Body is Tired, Soul is Tired – Dee Bonnick

Body is Tired, Soul is Tired

LVE introduces a most timely article to pay homage to George Floyd, the children and loved ones of Uvalde TX, and the countless beautiful Black bodies that have died at the hands of white supremacy systems and ideology.  The story must continue to be told. Their death permeates our consciousness. Our communities must come together more than ever before.  Moving from lens to mirror, the story of Body Is Tired, Soul Is Tired, asks of us to level up in justice, belonging, liberation, and LOVE.

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