In November of 2012, Samantha experienced the transformational healing that comes with compassion, empathy, and forgiveness after visiting her father in prison for the first time in thirteen years. He was serving a life sentence for the murder of her mother.

Reconnecting with her father gave her the priceless lesson of seeing what judgement looks like first hand—up close and dirty. She was reminded that we are all human beings capable of making mistakes.

Sam’s father had innate imperfections, as we all do. Forgiving them as he was on his deathbed is what freed her from thirteen years of hopelessness, anger, and victimization. Accepting humanity for all that it is allowed for a wide open future that simply wasn’t available before.

Samantha advocates the restorative justice that has changed her life, and all it has to offer both victims and offenders, working with The Forgiveness Project and Alternatives To Violence

Become a Serve 2 Unite Supporter!

Because a white supremacist murdered 6 people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5th, 2012, children of all ethnicities, from the inner city to the suburbs, are coming together to cherish each other as human beings and to assume the identity of peacemakers in their schools and communities. This is how we respond to the worst race-based hate crime in the United States since 4 little girls were murdered in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

We know you value this important work, and we count on you to help us move into year two of this amazing program. In peace, we Thank You.

 

 

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