Community justice and whole-body, well-being

In February 2017, the Community Justice Film Series looked at the impact of community justice, or the lack thereof, on our physical and mental health. Whole-body, well-being illustrates the intersectionality between the community justice themes presented in this series. When poverty, generational discriminatory housing policies, miseducation, community disinvestment, and trauma collide we see increased health disparities. Read more about whole-body, well-being in the op-ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by film series partners. 

Approximately 75 people gathered at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, to watch a portion of HBO's acclaimed documentary series, The Weight of the Nation, and discuss how a community justice lens could support a healthier community. 

The four-part HBO Documentary Films series, The Weight of The Nation explores the obesity epidemic in America and its impact on communities of color and low-income communities. 

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When schools and neighborhoods are connected to critical city- and community-based services and private health, education, and economic assets, then residents are better able to access important wraparound services that support their well-being.
— Chambers, Chavis, Johnson, Rockeymoore, Op-Ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Feb 2017


*Organizations are partners of the Community Justice Film Series. If you have additional books, articles, and other research to contribute to the list, please send us a message.


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