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September 11th, 2012

Book Reading with Connie Rice: “Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones”

Please join us at Prevention Institute as Connie Rice, one of America’s most influential civil rights attorneys, discusses and signs her book, “Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones.” Our event co-sponsor, Laurel Books, will be on hand with a limited number of books for purchase at $28 (cash and credit card accepted).

This hard-hitting memoir chronicles a fiercely dedicated woman’s quest to win the first of all human rights: freedom from violence. Provocative and passionate, studded with dramatic episodes from the trenches of impact litigation and America’s most dangerous neighborhoods, “Power Concedes Nothing” is the story of an indomitable woman who knows how to fight for justice, on the streets and in the courtroom.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Prevention Institute
221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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“Connie Rice is one of the few great progressive figures and voices whose love of poor people is visceral and whose commitment to justice is unstoppable. Don’t miss this powerful story of a grand prophetic witness!”--Cornel West, Princeton University

"A compelling story of a life dedicated to creating positive and lasting change in two of the most significant issues facing our society, civil rights and gang violence. There is nobody in America today who has brought so much positive change to these two issues than Connie.... Anyone who cares about democracy and its true potential needs to read this book." --William J. Bratton, Former Chief-LAPD, Former Commissioner-NYPD

Prevention Institute’s Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) builds support for effective, sustainable efforts to prevent violence before it occurs, so that urban youth can thrive in safe environments with supportive relationships and opportunities for success. Learn more about UNITY.

UNITY’s City Voices and Perspectives: A Call to Action provides excerpts from Connie Rice’s presentation to the UNITY National Consortium on L.A.’s solution to the gang violence epidemic. Read now.

New Injury Report Calls for Community Solutions to Violence
Minneapolis, Oakland and San Diego are among the UNITY cities featured in an injury prevention report released by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The authors describe violence as an issue that requires partnerships across many sectors, and community-wide solutions that extend beyond treating injured individuals after the fact. The report recommends preventing violence before it occurs through a public health approach, and it includes the UNITY Policy Platform on page 44. Read the City Voices and Perspectives publication series for more on what is working in UNITY cities.

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