Fall 2017 Newsletter

This newsletter is all about the youth! From featuring a high school senior who coordinated an education event with IJPC on human trafficking for her capstone to learning more about how our Youth Educating Society members are advocating for the DREAM Act, we're inspired by the youth we work with. 

Educating for Social Change

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Mayerson High School Service Learning Workshop at University of Cincinnati with Samantha and José.  The workshop, put on by the Center for Community Engagement at UC, was a day-long service learning event meant to connect students and community partners from across the region.

Report Reveals Backgrounds on Ohio’s Death Row Inmates

Late August, The Fair Punishment Project released a report concerning Ohio’s death penalty titled “Prisoners on Ohio’s Execution List Defined by Intellectual Impairment, Mental Illness, Trauma, and Young Age”. As an initiative run through Harvard Law School, The Fair Punishment Project works for a fair and accountable justice system. They address excessive punishments, and issues in the broken judicial system. This report is one of their newest reports addressing the unjust use of the death penalty throughout the United States.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.