“Healing Justice” Premiere Film Screening — Thursday, Oct. 26

Healing Justice Film
A premiere film screening of Healing Justice and facilitated community conversation with Dr. Shakti Butler, film producer/director will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 – 8:30 PM at Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University. This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of our current system of justice. It explores:

  • What is justice, really?
  • Why is healing such an important component of justice?
  • How do our current structures discount and dehumanize young people of color as well as our poorest and most vulnerable citizens?
  • How can we transform our ideas, structures, and culture to produce a new story that popularizes the truth of our connected humanity?
  • How can we work towards a vibrant future where belonging, not bothering, is the norm? What would that look, sound and feel like?

Designed for dialogue, the film will address the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and will highlight various healing methodologies. It is part of a national dialogue that investigates and considers alternatives to our current punitive model of justice.

General Admission: $15 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)
Group Discount Rate: $10 (each for five or more registered together)
Student/Community Organizer: $5 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)

Healing Justice Workshop
This workshop is intended to help participants deepen their understanding of the systemic injustices in the justice system, consider alternatives, and participate in movements to change public perceptions and public policy. Using clips from her new film, Healing Justice, Dr. Shakti Butler will guide participants through the three major questions that the film asks:

  • How does each of us experience trauma and then pass it on?
  • What is justice?
  • What can healing look like?
  • How can we meet the needs of the victim, the victimizer, and their respective communities?
  • How can we embrace both compassion and accountability?

What are the words we can speak, the stories we can tell, the experiences we can share that will help us build the public will that is needed to make necessary change? Participants in this workshop will receive a complimentary copy of the film to take back to their communities to spark conversations and create change.

This is a half-day workshop on Friday, Oct. 27 from 9 AM – 12 PM in Casey Commons, also at Seattle University. The workshop fee is $100 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event) and includes admission to the film on Thursday, Oct. 26. Inquire about partial scholarships.

Healing Justice Circle
Begin the healing by joining us in Circle. This healing justice circle will enjoin us to begin our healing journey, both personally and communally. And is for folks who attended the Healing Justice film and/or workshop.

A community of circle keepers will convene this circle Friday, Oct. 27 from 1 – 5 PM. This is free or pay what you can to support access to this event. Register early as there are very limited number of seats available in this circle. Pre-registration for this circle is separate and required.

Get all tickets here (change “Date” dropdown menu to locate each event): For more questions contact Pamela Taylor at or (206) 296-2678.