This Sunday, August 9, 10:00 a.m., Crime and Justice in Les Miserables
Many have rightfully called this moment in American history a long-awaited reckoning. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the movement that has followed, many white Americans are taking the time to reflect on their role in systemic oppression. This moment of reckoning, however, falls short if it does not include a re-examination of the way we think about punishment and our concept of justice.
The hit musical “Les Miserables” provides a useful framework to facilitate this dialogue. The musical is an exercise in questioning what it means to be a criminal, what it means to be a prisoner, and what it means to be free. We’ll discuss why these concepts are important to engage with as Unitarian Universalists.
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