The retributive punishment system in the United States

The retributive punishment system in the United States

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Noon–1:30 p.m. PDT

A virtual presentation of the book Our Punitive Society: Race, Class, Gender and Punishment in America, written by Randall G. Shelden and Morghan Vélez Young.
Learn about the origins and harms of the retributive punishment system in the United States. Grow awareness of community-based alternatives to retributive punishment and White supremacy. Grow a vision that centers and normalizes restoration and healing.
Register for the webinar at, and meet the panelists and one of the authors, Morghan Vélez Young. 
During the event, the first 10 people to contribute $15 or more to the Community Alliance newspaper will receive a free copy of the book in the mail! Support investigative, local journalism.
Sponsored by the Fresno State Anthropology Department and made possible with the support of the Ahimsa Collective, COSA at the Community Justice Center, the Sacramento State Project Rebound, the Community Alliance newspaper and Waveland Press.


  • Community Alliance

    The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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